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Transcript of PIG
US-led bombing begins (with the help from Britain) December:
The battle of Tora Bora leaves an estimated 200 Al-Qaeda fighters dead, but Osama bin Laden is nowhere to be found.
The Taliban is defeated in Kandahar.
Hamid Karzai is sworn in as head of a temporary government 2003 THE CONTROVERSY Reasons to Stay Consequences for Staying Reasons to Leave Consequences for Leaving 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012-Present day 2002 January:
An Afghan constitution is established, creating a strong presidency in order to hopefully unify the nation.
Hamid Karzai becomes the first democratically-elected leader of Afghanistan. Operation Enduring Freedom (continued) War in Afghanistan Brendan Jeffers Sam Smith In leaving, we break faith with the Afghan people In leaving we break faith with our own dead Continue to spend more money on the war effort. Continue the risk of losing lives Having a large presence of soldiers is what unites the enemy and keeps them fighting. Stay in a war that the public is not “Favorable” of. No public support Our presence makes things worse. What happens if the US "wins"? Possibility to use technology to continually view Afghanistan from a distance Upset the Afghan people that we protect There is a chance that the US would be be attacked afterward, warranting yet another war. November:
US forces take over Kabul (The capital of Afghanistan) The Taliban has surrendered! The Afghan National Army sides with the US! March:
US forces launch Operation Anaconda against Al Qaeda and Taliban soldiers located in Paktia Province President Bush wants reconstruction of Afghanistan! Greater influence from NATO US government declares an end to "major combat" Meanwhile, Taliban forces attempt to rebuild and reconstruct September:
The people of Afghanistan gather to cast their vote for national and local legislative elections. July:
Severe fighting erupts in Southern Afghanistan as the Taliban presence remains strong.
NATO troops take over military operations in the south. Violence Increases! May:
Taliban Commander, Mullah Dadullah, is killed in an open fire battle November:
Taliban forces kill six Americans, bringing the U.S. death toll in Afghanistan for 2007 to 100, the highest for any year since the beginning of the war. June:
Taliban fighters free 1200 prisoners from a Kandahar jail
Barrack Obama is elected president of the US of A. February:
-Obama approves adding some 17,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan in order to have more of a presence on the ground, train Afghan soldiers, and persuade NATO to send more troops as well.
- ( January), the Taliban strikes a deal to open an office in Qatar, a move toward peace talks that the United States sees as a crucial part of a political settlement to ensure a stable Afghanistan. But two months later (March), the Taliban suspends preliminary talks, accusing Washington of reneging on promises to take meaningful steps toward a prisoner swap
-Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, says in a confidential report that without additional forces, the war against insurgents will end in failure.
-First deployment of Marines moves into Afghanistan; by June 9, more than 10,000 are in place to ramp up operations against the Taliban
- Deadliest month with 58 U.S. troops killed. Officials expect Obama to make a decision soon to deploy 32,000 to 35,000 more U.S. forces.
-Obama has a decision to rapidly expand the U.S. role in the war in Afghanistan. The Associated Press reports ahead of the speech that Obama will send an additional 30,000 troops. About 71,000 U.S. troops are currently in Afghanistan. At least 849 U.S. troops have been killed so far in the war. How are these groups different? 2 Groups May:
-On the second of may 2012, President Obama, and President Karzai signed the enduring strategic partnership agreement between the two countries. (anniversary of o.b.l.) After draw down of u.s forces in the Afghan war, it was to build a long term framework.
-On the 21st of may the leaders of the NATO member countries proposed exit strategy to withdraw most of the 130,000 troops by end of December 2014 , New NATO mission is the shift in roles of combat to security assist.
Current plans of the pentagon to leave 3000,6000, and even up to 9000 troops stationed in Afghanistan.
Strikes & militants. Deployment of 9000/30,000 troops to be sent off before the end of march, then another 18,000 in June. Pentagon figured the numbers for Afghanistan troops would outnumber those of Iraq for the first time in seven years.
Drone(hellfire missiles) more than doubled the 50 attacks on AL Qaeda in Pakistan in the year prior. CIA campaign. May :
The battle of Kandahar = the Taliban siege of the Kandahar city while the Afghan police fend off the Taliban attack and secured the city, biggest Talbian offensive of 2011. 40 deaths 50 wounded. Taliban remain threat. Strategic Ally; strengthens US presence in the Middle East Operation Neptune Spear Afghanistan Kuwait August 1990 – February 1991 Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm) Conspiracy of bombs, hole size
in the pentagon, air defense, and
Bin Ladens reality Finish the War