History Of Wars In Afghanistan  

History Of Wars In Afghanistan

Today, Americans know Afghanistan because of 9/11. That tragic day led the US to attack Taliban forces in Afghanistan in the hopes of capturing Osama Bin Laden, the mastermind behind the attacks in the US. The Taliban was protecting Bin Laden, who was the head of the terrorist organization, Al Qaeda. However, Afghanistan is not new to war. Wars have been part and parcel of the country's history since time immemorial. More...

 

Why Did The War In Afghanistan Start ?

Why Did The War In Afghanistan Start ?

The war in Afghanistan has its roots in the invasion of the country and subsequent occupation by the Soviet Union. This occurred in the 1970s. In order to fight the occupying Soviet forces and stop the spread of communism, the United States armed militia groups, which ultimately gave rise to the Al Qaeda and Taliban. Finally, with the fall of the Iron Curtain, the Soviet forces withdrew from Afghanistan, but it let the country in disarray, leading to a civil war. More...

Costs Of The War In Iraq And Afghanistan

Costs Of The War In Iraq And Afghanistan

America had to bear a very heavy price tag for the war in Iran and Afghanistan. The price quoted by President Barack Obama was $1 trillion. A study reveals that even this staggering figure is an underestimate when the total cost of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan are computed and when costs of Pakistan are included. The final bill of these wars could be as much as $3.7 trillion and some people agree that it would reach $4.4 trillion as per a research conducted by the Watson Institute of Brown University. These results were published in a paper called “Costs of War”. More...

Reasons Of War In Afghanistan

Reasons Of War In Afghanistan

The main reason for the initiation of war in Afghanistan was the September 11 attacks in the year 2001, when the United States was governed by President George W. Bush. The US demanded that Afghanistan should turn in the Taliban supported Al Qaeda head Osama Bin Laden, who was the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks. More...

 

 

    
 
 


 

 

 
   
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