First Paper Assignment
Why our Troops Should Withdrawal From Afghanistan
On September 11th 2001 the United States witnessed one of the worst terroristic attacks in U.S history. Nineteen terrorists that were apart of an Islamic group hijacked four planes crashing them into various areas around the United States, committing suicide along with many innocent citizens. Two separate planes hit the world trade center in New York City, while a plane also hit the pentagon as well. This was a huge shock to the American people, and there were many mixed feelings about what to do about this. Many Americans believed that we should go to war with Iraq but in my opinion we should not have. Our troops are still in Afghanistan, and I believe that is not morally acceptable. War serving a purpose other than the protection of ones own country and causing more deaths than need be is not morally acceptable. If by not doing X causes death and suffering of people than we should do X. The Afghanistan war has been going on for about 14 years (2001-present). In the first ten years of this war 6,251 United States soldiers have died and 1695 soldiers have died in this war by or near Afghanistan. Along the lines of deaths, the American soldiers are not the only ones that have died or suffered from this war since 2001 when the war began. Almost thirty thousand Afghan civilians have died as well. That being said, many people U.S or others have died because of this war and because of these deaths many of the family members or loved ones have suffered. If we hadn’t gone to war these deaths could have been prevented, thus by not taking our troops out of Afghanistan and if we had not gone to war we could have prevented the deaths and suffering of many people around the world. That be said we should not have done either of these things. President Obama in June of 2011 announced that he would begin his plan of the withdrawal of the troops from Afghanistan....
...against the US troops in Afghanistan. First of all, it made many American soldiers and families feeling of agony. For example, after more than 10 years of war in Afghanistan, the U.S. reached a milestone on Wednesday when the 2,000th American died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, CNN reports. Marine Cpl. Taylor J. Baune of Andover, was killed in Helmand province, Afghanistan, according to The Star-Tribune. Baune had married his wife just three months prior to his deployment. So, there is emty feeling of death to American soldiers, families. Secondly, I am against the fragmented nature of Afghan society, which is made up of many different ethnic groups, has lead to its multiple internal struggles which have gained support from the different external powers. It has happened there. To be specificon Insightonconflict.org the website reports that: “By 1992 the Communist government had collapsed and the Peshawar Accord declared Afghanistan to be the Islamic State of Afghanistan. However, many groups refused to acknowledge the new government throughout the early 1990s. In Kandahar, a militia group called the Taliban, began to emerge as a political and religious force.” Consequently, there was a negative result growing Afghanistan. Finally, I am with international public opinion which is largely opposed to the war in Afghanistan. For instance,...
...OurTroopsShould Come Home
There is much controversy surrounding the war in Iraq, both in terms of its legality, its practicality and its current course. Within all of these elements there are arguments to be found that suggest that the troops currently in Iraq should indeed come home. The main argument for bringing home the troops is that they shouldn't have been there in the first place, as no weapons of mass destruction were found, and they are now doing virtually nothing to help the situation, and may indeed be worsening it.
The reasons given for the original invasion of Iraq (Bush, 2003) mainly surrounded that there was supposedly "irrefutable" evidence that Iraq had, and was prepared to use, Weapons of Mass Destruction. The claim was that these weapons were an imminent danger to the USA. Once America invaded Iraq, and the initial success was replaced by a Vietnam-like war of attrition against an unseen enemy. The original reason for the invasion of Iraq was either mistaken or deliberately misleading, so no more soldiers should be lost in fighting for a war that was not needed.
Another reason for the troops to be withdrawn is that the invasion of Iraq went against international law and the American constitution. Thus it has been the avowed policy of the United States not to attack another country unless attacked itself. In other words, the United...
...Jackie Hall Hall 1
May 1st 2014
We often think and wonder about the afghan culture and customs. Why they wear this why they do that. The afghan culture is very interesting and unique.Their clothing and jewelry alone opened up doors for question.
In the afghan culture women typically wear a long dress that covers most of their body. The dresses they wear have long sleeves and go down past their ankles. The afghan women typically never wear pants either.
Afghan women also wear a head piece called a burqa. The burqa is a scarf type of head dress that covers the chest neck and head. The burqa is worn by most afghan women to maintain modesty. The word burqa is similar to the word hijab, which means, veil, curtain and screen. Typically the women that wear the burqas are a part of the islam faith and their faith teaches them that the only way that women can speak to god in prayer is through the veil. The only people that can see the women without a burqa are their male relatives. The burqas reveal nothing but their eyes and sometimes the burqas cover the whole face leaving only a sheer piece of cloth to see. The burqa and long dresses help the women to maintain a certain level of modest and spirituality.
As for men the dress is not nearly as conservative. The men...
...ARTICLE WITHDRAWAL OF U.S TROOPSFROMAFGHANISTAN AND ITS IMPACT ON REGION WRITTEN BY: USAMA PERVAIZ OUTLINE 1.COMPLETE BACKGROUND OF THE SITUATION 2.PLAN OF REMOVAL OF FORCES 3.POST REMOVAL PLAN 4.IMPACT ON INDIA,PAKISTAN AND TAJIKISTAN 5.FUTURE RELATIONS OF PAKISTAN AND AFGHANISTAN 6.CHALLENGES AND OPPURTUNITIES FOR PASKISTAN 7.SOME RECOMMENDATIONS 8.SCENARIOS OF AFGHANISTAN 9.CONCLUSION.
______________________________________________________________________________ The Withdrawal of U.S. troopsfromAfghanistan describes the ongoing drawdown of U.S. Armed Forces in the Afghanistan war and the plans for its post 2014 presence when combat troops have left Afghanistan by the end of 2014.
2009 U.S. troops increase under the Obama Administration
Troop levels remained roughly constant under Barack Obama's predecessor, former president George W. Bush, with around 30,000 American troops deployed in Afghanistan. In January, about 3,000 U.S. soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division moved into the provinces of Logar and Wardak. The troops were the first wave of an expected surge of reinforcements originally ordered by George W. Bush and increased by Barack Obama. In mid-February Barack Obama...
In the early 1960’s John.F.Kennedy pledges financial and military aid to South Vietnam who were struggling. As a political unrest grew, the support from a war in North Vietnam grew and in 1963 John.F.Kennedy was assassinated. President Johnson felt that, to keep in with the US foreign policy of containment, he would have to send a vast amount of young troops into Vietnam to help fight the rising influence of the Viet Cong. For over 10 years, the Us pledged thousands of soldiers and billions in financial aid until public opinion and guerrilla tactics forced the US to withdrawfrom Vietnam. Many reasons had an impact on the war which forced America out, which will all be explained throughout this essay.
The first reason (which I believe is the most important) was the media. The media broadcasted live footage of the war in Vietnam to the public which meant that this was the first war ever to be watched on live TV. The footage was shown without any censorship or watershed which meant kids could watch it. Everyone was able to see it as the footage interrupted any programme that they were watching. The footage devastated American civilians by the terrifying images and the fact that they had to watch villages being destroyed, Vietnamese children burning to death, and American body bags being sent home. At the beginning the media coverage generally supported U.S involvement in the war, but television news...
...Various reasons and accumulative events account for the withdrawal of the French from Indochina by 1954. Since the beginning of the French Colonisation of Indochina by 1893, tension existed by both parties which were only intensified by the series of events and ideas that followed. The aftermath of WWII France significantly weakened the country and its economy. This led to the withdrawal of the French from Indochina, because it eventually became too expensive for the French to fight for their colony. Certain events such as the allowance of the Japanese to use the country for recourses further infuriated the nationalists of the nation and pushed them further into forcing the French to withdrawfrom Indochina. The treatment and exploitation of the Indochinese by the French and the French’s methods of maintaining control spawned a strong negative feeling towards the French, which sparked activist groups, and anti-colonialist, nationalistic ideologies. Ho Chi Minh and the communist group he formed, the Viet Minh, played a significant role in the withdrawal of the French from Indochina. The large percentage of the population who were part of the Viet Minh, including an ample amount of peasants, were against the French colonisation of Indochina and took certain measures to ensure the French’s withdrawal from the country. The first Indochina war was a major turning point of French colonisation of...
Following the September 11 terror attacks, the U.S. sent thousands of troops to Afghanistan to pursue the al Qaeda terrorists who plotted the terror attacks. Almost 10 years ago, the U.S. sent troops to the Central Asian country in order to protect the U.S. after Osama Bin Laden declared war on the United States. Within a year of entering into the country, the U.S. shifted its focus fromAfghanistan to Iraq, which led to the resurgence of the Taliban. Currently, the U.S., under the Obama administration, has developed a new strategic plan in which troops are “to disrupt, dismantle and defeat al Qaeda in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and to prevent their return to either country in the future (Afghanistan, 672).” Pakistan, the nuclear armed and western bordering country to Afghanistan, has become a sanctuary for Taliban and al Qaeda, which is why the U.S. has a concentration of troops on the border of the two countries. The U.S. needs to protect the border in order to ensure that the nuclear arms of Pakistan do not fall into the hands of the Taliban and al Qaeda.
The United States faces many problems in the current war with terrorist forces. The increase of causalities, the increase of fanatical Taliban and al Qaeda troops, the lack...
...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 do to remain a superpower and reserve its powerful position in global politics (Sidky, 2007)....