" Vietnam, Korea, the straits of Taiwan, the Middle East, and now Afghanistan "
The Vietnam War
was fought between America and Vietnam (with fighting also in Cambodia and Laos) between 1955 and 1975, in an American attempt to contain the perceived threat of spreading communism.
The Korean War, 1950-53, was a result of the division of Korea into North and South at the end of World War II. North Korea, supported by China, invaded South Korea, who were assisted by the USA in repelling the invasion.
America was involved in the crises of the Straits of Taiwan, conflicts which took place between China and Taiwan in 1954-55, 1958 and 1995-6, over Taiwan’s political status as part of the Republic of China or an independent country.
The Gulf War, the first war between America (and UN forces) and Iraq between 1990 and 1991, resulted from Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, and preceded the second invasion of Iraq in 2003.
America invaded Afghanistan as a direct response to the 9/11 attack – part of the USA’s ‘War on Terror’ (see bookmark for p.106).
" I was walking with Erica through Union Square "
is a New York park, located at the intersection of Broadway
and Bowery Street. It was first built in 1882, and has been used as a market square and park ever since. Regular markets are still held, and the square is famed for its statue of George Washington
and Temperance Fountain.
" The Pearl Continental, you say? "
The Pearl Continental is a chain of upmarket hotels in Pakistan, one of which is in Lahore.
" others have made their way to Mall Road "
The Sacred Heart Cathedral, Lahore - Credit: Kasim 39
The Mall Road
is one of Lahore’s main and most famous roads. It is lined with important and famous buildings, many of them excellent examples of Mughal architecture, including the Lahore Museum
and the Sacred Heart Cathedral