This happens often, a "show of force" is used throughout theater to "deter" bad guys or to simply say, this is your last warning. Time for a C-Gar
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On March 19, 2003, the US launched Operation Iraqi Freedom – supposedly to stop Saddam Hussein from developing weapons of mass destruction and ending his alleged support of terrorism. The following day, the US and its allies (Britain, Australia, and Poland) invaded Iraq. Read more here