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The September 11 attacks also prompted President George Bush to seek out the terrorists and to weaken their ability to launch additional attacks. To accomplish this, President Bush authorized the invasion of Afghanistan, a country that provided a refuge for Al-Qaeda members, in October 1991. In 2003, the United States also launched an invasion of Iraq, resulting in the overthrow of the Iraqi government. Thousands of Ohioans have participated in both of these invasions, with several dozen being killed.