The Unjustified and Never Ending War on Terrorism in Afghanistan.
On the morning of September 11, 2001, two planes crashed in two 110 story buildings, the world trade center in New York City. After the attack on world trade center, another plane was crashed into Pentagon. The attacks were organized by Al-Qaeda Al, led by Osama Bin Laden. Al-Qaeda is an Islamic terrorist group. They had called in for a jihad in 1998, a holy war, against America.1 The attacks of September 11, 2001 surprised many Americans, the decision a month later to wage a war in Afghanistan, to end the ability of the government to offer safe haven to Al Qaeda, may have seemed equally surprising. The Attacks of September 11, 2001 do not justify being a valid reason for US to enter a never ending war on terrorism in Afghanistan. The Beginning of 9/11 in Afghanistan.
Many people think that the story of how 9/11 came about goes back, at least, to 1979 when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. Afghanistan had experienced several challenges since 1973, when the Afghan monarchy was overthrown by Daud Khan, who was sympathetic to Soviet overtures. During this time U.S was in cold war with Soviet Union and to fail Soviet’s mission of turning Afghanistan into a communist country, U.S, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan provided Afghanistan aid. During the Afghan-Soviet war Afghanistan gained a lot resources and power. Roots of Al-Qaeda and Bin Laden.
The idea that the 9/11 attacks have their roots in the Soviet-Afghan war comes from Bin Laden's role in it. During much of the war he, and Ayman Al Zawahiri, the Egyptian head of Islamic Jihad, an Egyptian group, lived in neighboring Pakistan. There, they cultivated Arab recruits to fight with the Afghan mujahedeen. This, loosely, was the beginning of the network of roving jihadists that would become Al Qaeda later.2 Operation Enduring Freedom.
After 9/11 George W. Bush, The United States president at time, demanded that the Taliban hand over Bin Laden...
...The War in Afghanistan (2001–present) refers to the intervention in the Afghan Civil War by the United States and its allies, following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, to dismantle Al-Qaeda, the Islamic terrorist organization led by Osama bin Laden and to remove from power the Taliban, an Islamic fundamentalist regime led by Mullah Mohammed Omar, which at the time controlled 90% of Afghanistan and hosted Al-Qaeda leadership. U.S. President George W. Bush demanded that the Taliban hand over bin Laden and al-Qaeda leadership which was supporting the Taliban in its war with the Northern Alliance. The Taliban recommended that bin Laden leave the country but declined to extradite him without evidence of his involvement in the 9/11 attacks. The United States refused to negotiate and on 7 October 2001 launched Operation Enduring Freedom, which was to defeat the Taliban and set up a new Afghan government. This operation was supported by various anti-Taliban groups, especially the Afghan Northern Alliance. The United Kingdom also got involved, andwas later joined by Canada, Australia, France and other mainly western allies.
The U.S.-led forces quickly drove the Taliban from power and captured all major cities in the country. Many Al Qaeda and Taliban leaders escaped to neighboring Pakistan or retreated to rural or remote mountainous regions. In December 2001, the U.N. Security Council...
...d.). Afghanistan gave safe-haven to al Qaeda while they were planning these attacks. Because of this, America declared war on Afghanistan on October 10th, 2011. The war has been going on for a decade and now the U.S. government is trying to decide whether to pull out of the war or continue fighting. America should stay in Afghanistan but we should change our goal. We should concentrate on helping the people of Afghanistan get back up on their feet, which will help keep the Taliban from coming back into power. If the Taliban did come back into power they could invite al Qaeda in to again hurt the United States.
If America leaves Afghanistan without leaving a stable government a vicious cycle may start anew. In 1979 the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. Since the U.S. was going through the cold war we went to Afghanistan to help force the Soviets back. We eventually did and the Soviets left, but so did America. We left Afghanistan in shambles. They had no government and half the country was destroyed. This was why in 1991, the Taliban was able to swoop in and take over the country. Now we are basically fighting the war the same way. Larry Goodson from the Eurasia Review claims, “McChrystal’s focus on the key population centers is very similar to the ineffective city-centric strategy followed 25...
...The War in Afghanistan and its Aftermath
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The War in Afghanistan and its Aftermath
The war in Afghanistan has deep-rooted historical causes and aftermaths that are hard to assume or ignore when analyzing it. The war began officially during the Cold war era when Russia and the entire Soviet Union were not in unity with the US and friendly nations. Considering the closeness to Afghanistan, the Soviet Union stationed its army in Afghanistan and other Central Asian countries with view that it would later reap forfeited minerals and resources in the region (Robinson, 2013). Unfortunately, the US had prior knowledge of the potential of Central Asia and Afghanistan in particular. This understanding coupled with the friendship with oil-rich Saudi Arabia aroused and multiplied its interest towards Afghanistan and Central Asia as whole. The US positions itself as the leading advocate for human rights and democratic form of leadership within and outside its borders. The motive behind the roles is partially by virtue of its position as the world’s superpower and the need to retain the position. The war against terrorism in Afghanistan is a remarkable example of what the US can...
...The War in Afghanistan
A basic overview of the war in Afghanistan
After 9/11, President George W. Bush gave the rulers of Afghanistan an ultimatum: hand over the terrorists responsible for 9/11, or “share in their fate.” The Taliban—the Islamic fundamentalists who ruled the country—refused to surrender their ally, terrorist leader Osama bin-Laden. Air strikes began on 10/7/01, less than a month after 9/11.
American, British and other soldiers fought together with Afghans opposed to the Taliban. The goals: remove the Taliban from power, find bin-Laden and his lieutenants, and destroy his organization, known as Al-Qaeda.
Taliban forces fled from Kabul, the capital city, on 11/12/01, and retreated toward the mountainous border of Afghanistan and Pakistan. With U.S. support, a new government was installed, with Hamid Karzai as President.
The Taliban gradually rebuilt its fighting forces and carried out attacks against the new government and American soldiers.
Noting the Taliban’s growing strength and the difficulty of fighting an enemy hidden in remote caves and mountains, many observers said that the war was unwinnable. On 12/1/09, President Obama announced a new strategy: the rapid deployment of 30,000 additional troops, to break the Taliban’s momentum and turn the war around.
Despite slow progress, serious obstacles remain. President Karzai’s followers...
...Jason Friedkin Period 8
War has changed greatly from World War 2 to the Modern War in Afghanistan. One reason is because of the weapons today are much better and more modified. Also, soldiers today have more technology and they are trained better for what they do. One big difference is the reason why the two wars were fought. World War 2 and the War in Afghanistan were fought in very different ways. The weapons have changed greatly from both wars. First today, weapons are a lot faster and more powerful. They are also very mobile and much more reliable. In World War 2, most of the ground fire was fought with guns and small artillery. A lot of the war was also fought on the water with submarines and war ships. Today, there are weapons that can take out many people from several miles away. They are also more threatening and need a trained person to control. There are also threats of nuclear war from many countries and if they follow through, a whole country can be destroyed. During World War 2, soldiers had to go into dangerous combat and a lot more people were killed. The soldiers in today’s war are greatly different from soldiers in World War 2.
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...WAR ON TERROR
Brief discussion on the “War on Terror”
“WAR ON TERRORISM” means war against terrorist worldwide. The attack of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 in New York City was the start of the campaign against terrorism. The War on Terror was the response of the Bush administration to that barbaric act of Sept. 11 committed by the Jimaa Islamia with a clear agenda to eradicate and eliminate all terrorists’ acts and bring order and justice through the enactment of a domestic and international law on terror. A campaign was initiated with various groups such as military, political, religious and civil society ostensibly to “curb the spread of terrorism”. Though the phrase “WAR ON TERRORISM” was thought to be as an act of justice, however it brings both benefits and threats because it would violate the human rights as critics argue.
Is it necessary to wage war against this terrorist? Is it worth to be wage? Do these terrorists tell us something that is worth to be heard? Or they just want to spread chaos around the globe? Does the ANTI-TERRORISM LAW OR HUMAN SECURITY ACT really promote justice and security around the world? Or is it just another threat to spread more and more chaos and fear? Here the issue invites discussion. For the Bush administration, of course it IS...
...War in Afghanistan and Iraq
The United States of American is the greatest country in the world and because of that, the attraction for terrorism is always a concern. On September 11, 2001, the concern became reality when the world trade centers were attacked by terrorists and as a result, thousands of Americans lost their lives. America reacted by launching anti-Taliban operations, the first starting in Iraq then in Afghanistan. The first mission was Operation Iraqi Freedom. The purpose of this mission was to remove Saddam Hussein from leadership and support the anti-Taliban operations. Next we launched another mission but it was in Afghanistan with the same objective to support the anti-Taliban operations especially since that's where Taliban operations form. Even with all the good these wars are doing, a lot of people do not support these wars and therefore, against them. Even though people disagree with the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, its important that we support our troops by knowing why they are at war, ensuring soldiers get proper care, and giving them the recognition they deserve.
The United States has been in war with Afghanistan and Iraq for quite some time now and it's very important to know why. It all started on September 11, 2001 when American was set as a target and the World Trade...
...Is the War on Terrorism Succeeding?
The use of terrorism seen has been increasing recently for some reasons. It caused by the use of modern technology rather than politics. Couple factors are influenced, such as the use of aircraft and high-tech weapons by government that are unavailable opposition force and make dissidents to use conventional way. Terrorist’s victim also more available rather than in the past, current technology make terrorist easier to gain an audience, and modern technology has caused the creation of lethal weapon increasingly that made terrorist able to kill and injure large numbers of people. The world has been change instantly which is disturb some culture and make many terrorist groups feel irritate and isolate. For example, many Muslim feel that their religion was under attack. And there are couple reasons that cause many analysts to think that many terrorist groups are Muslim. Everyone agrees to against terrorism because their victims are innocent peoples. Very important to understand the roots of terrorism because different views lead to different prescriptions for counter it.
September 11, 2001, terrorist attack had cause most American concern about terrorism that had destroyed their sense of security. Reply to this attack, President Bush declared war to against terrorism. Douglas J. Feith, U.S. undersecretary of...