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The Afghanistan War
Transcript of The Afghanistan War
PRE WAR EVENTS:
ACTS OF TERRORISM:
CAUSES & INVOLVEMENT:
SOVIET MILITARY TAKES
SOVIET UNION INVADES
DECEMEBER OF '79
VS. SOVIET UNION
separate from the
by tribal leaders,
10 YEARS LATER
USA SUPPORTS MUJAHIDEEN
WHO GAINS POWER?
LEGIT AFGHAN GOV'T
PROTECTED BY TALIBAN
US Embassy Bombing
OSAMA BIN LADEN
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)
NATO (NORTH ATLANTIC TREATRY ORGANIZATION
ISAF (INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ASSISTANCE FORCE
OCTOBER 12, 2001
"OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM"
"THE INVASION BEGAN WITH AN AERIAL BOMBARDMENT OF TALIBAN AND AL-QA'EDAH INSTALLATIONS IN KABUL, KANDAHAR, JALALBAD, KONDUZ, AND MAZAR-E-SHARIF. OTHER COALITION PLANES FLEW IN AIRDROPS OF HUMANITARIAN SUPPLIES FOR AFGHAN CIVILIANS."
"...THE COALITION BEGAN A GROUND INVASION, WITH NORTH ALLIANCE FORCES PROVIDING MOST OF THE TROOPS AND THE U.S. AND OTHER NATIONS GIVING AIR AND GROUND SUPPORT."
"RENEWED TALIBAN INSURGENCY"
STRICT INTERPRETATION OF THE ISLAMIC RELIGION (SHARIA)
OUTLAWED: SCIENTIFIC BELIEFS, RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE, TELEVISION BROADCASTS, MUSIC, LAUGHING/CLAPPING/CHEERING @ PUBLIC EVENTS, PHOTOGRAPHS/VIDEOS, FLYING KITES, SUITS AND TIES, BEAUTY PRODUCTS, ETC.
"Our vital interests in Afghanistan are limited and military victory is not the key to achieving them. On the contrary, waging a lengthy counterinsurgency war in Afghanistan may well do more to aid Taliban recruiting than to dismantle the group, help spread conflict further into Pakistan, unify radical groups that might otherwise be quarreling amongst themselves, threaten the long-term health of the U.S. economy, and prevent the U.S. government from turning its full attention to other pressing problems." -- Afghanistan Study Group