The U.S. State Department began assembling a global coalition of nations to
fight terrorism on Sept. 12, 2001. Nations throughout the world have provided
not only military assistance, but also assistance on the political, diplomatic,
economic, law enforcement and intelligence fronts. This map shows some of the
countries that are contributing to the coalition and some of the ways in which
they have helped.
U.S. policymakers and world leaders discuss their efforts to build a worldwide
coalition to fight terrorism, and the necessity of convincing the Muslim world
that this was not a fight against Islam.
The stunningly rapid fall of the Taliban forced the international diplomatic
community into a race for the political process to keep up with the military
victories. Here is the inside story of how Afghan factions and the international
community came together to create a broad-based, multiethnic, post-Taliban
Within days of the Sept. 11 attacks Pakistan was singled out by the Bush
administration as one of the key potential coalition allies. Pakistani
President Pervez Musharraf was delivered an ultimatum: Are you with us or
against us? This fact sheet from the Council on Foreign Relations addresses how
Pakistan has helped the coalition since Sept. 11, what the country had to gain
for its assistance, and Pakistan's prior relations with terrorists and the
Readings on whether forming an international coalition was necessary to fight
the war on terrorism and prospects for the coalition's future.