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Afghanistan: The Unnecessary War? - ... The people want the soldiers home, yet they fail to realize that the soldiers are protecting the country. While the soldiers are overseas in Afghanistan, the Americans can rest assured that no terrorist will attack in the middle of the night. The war has by no means been an easy one for the American troops. The soldiers face the constant threat of insurgents and IED bombing. The war is more deadly than ever, ten years after its start. More troops have been committed to the war, with no real definite answer on when they would be returning home....   [tags: War on Terror, Afghanistan]
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Terrorism and Religious Extremism in Pakistan and Afghanistan - ... The population is wholly made up of Pashtuns whose primary language is Pashto. The capital and cultural center for the province is Peshawar. The Federally Administered Tribal Areas are mountainous tribal lands located between Afghanistan to the west and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province to the east. The majority of the people living in these tribal lands are Pashtun Afghan refugees who fled to Pakistan during the Afghan-Soviet War in 1979 (Weightman 2011). The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan would play a significant role in the development of the terrorism and religious extremism we have in Pakistan today....   [tags: War on Terror, Pakistan, Afghanistan]
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Attacks and Al-Qaeda in Northern Afghanistan - According to the New York Times, the Taliban and Al-Qaeda have opened a new front in the previously peaceful northern Afghanistan. They have also stepped up attacks in their heartland, southern provinces. To defeat the insurgents, General McChrystal, the US commander in Kabul, has requested 40,000 additional troops and resources to persuade the moderate Taliban to abandon violence. But this strategy is likely to succeed only with the help from key regional states. Increased fatalities and dwindled public support have put pressure on President Obama to end the war quickly....   [tags: Afghanistan, USA, military, Al-Qaeda] 2095 words
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The United States' Involvement in Afghanistan: Education is Necessary - The United States involvement in Afghanistan has caused a great deal of money, debate, fear, death and so on. But even through this, we have not done what should be done. What the United States needs to do is build, protect and support schools and education in Afghanistan. The arguments against this are numerous, but the main two are: it would cost too much, and it would not be successful because the Taliban or al-Qaeda would burn or close the schools. Arguments supporting this plan are: “...the cost of a single additional soldier stationed in Afghanistan for one year, we could build roughly 20 schools there.” (Kristof....   [tags: United States, Afghanistan, war, education]
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The Legacy of Afghanistan’s Civil War - The Legacy of Afghanistan’s Civil War Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, President Bush declared, and subsequently launched an attack on "the axis of Evil". National, as well as international spotlight shifted to Afghanistan, where Osama bin Laden, the presumed mastermind behind the September 11 attacks, was believed to be harbored. In the following months, Afghanistan became embroiled, for the second time in a century, in yet another major war. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, completely shocked and terrified Americans, many of whom had previously felt themselves immune to such unthinkable acts of violence....   [tags: War Afghanistan Foreign Affairs Essays]
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Afghanistan - Afghanistan BACKGROUND: Afghanistan was subdued and occupied by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (U.S.S.R. i.e. Russia) in 1979. Subsequently in ten years, anti-communist forces provided and trained by the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan assisted in the removal of the Soviet power. As the fighting resumed, a fundamentalist Islamic movement referred to as the Taliban managed to seize most of the country. Under their ascendancy, the country of Afghanistan became extremely improvished and suffered from a fallen governmental infrastructure....   [tags: essays research papers] 1161 words
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Afghanistan - Afghanistan International students travel all over the world to study different lands education systems. Many of them come here to the United States of America, the land of opportunity. Many of them believe that if they come here they will have a better chance of doing what they have always wanted to do. I was given an assignment by my teacher to interview an international student I got their input on what it is like to be an international student here in the United States of America. I met Sameer, my international student, through some high school friends that go to the same college as him in Tennessee....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Afghanistan - Afghanistan The King was overthrown in 1973. Muhammad Daoud took the power as President of the Afghanistan. He established an autocratic, one-party state, later had purged his government of leftists, and in the last years of his rule had sought financial support form Iran, ruled by the Shah, and Saudi Arabia in order to make Afghanistan less dependent on Soviet economic aid. On April 28, 1978, the regime of President Mohammad Daoud ended violently. Military units raided the Presidential Palace, in Kabul....   [tags: American America History] 1207 words
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Afghanistan - Like a frustrated hunter, the head of the local anti-drug squad keeps snapshots of the ones who got away. ADVERTISEMENT Rail Europe One photo shows a prisoner wearing a flat, round pakol hat, standing in front of 10 pounds of opium packaged in plastic bags laid out on a table. Lt. Nyamatullah Nyamat took the picture on the February day he arrested the suspect. Hours later, the man was freed. The stocky, plain-spoken cop glumly tossed another photo onto a desk in his basement office as if playing a losing hand of cards....   [tags: essays research papers] 767 words
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Afghanistan - Afghanistan Afghanistan has been in a constant state of chaos for twenty years. The Soviets invaded in 1979 and installed a puppet regime. After they withdrew their troops in 1989, rival mujahideen (tribal) groups began to fight for the capital. By the time the Taliban came into the picture around 1994, the country had been devastated by war. Many Afghanis had fled to neighboring countries like Pakistan. An estimated 1 million lives had been lost. Now, bad conditions still persist. Afghanistan has one of the world's worst literacy rates; only three percent of women and less then twenty percent of men can read and write (Rashid, 107)....   [tags: History Essays Middle East] 3050 words
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The Great Game - With the Hindu Kush being 7, 692 meters in height and an essential geographical defense, leading imperialist powers such as the British Empire and the Czarist Russia race to seize Afghanistan. On two separate occasions, British troops from India were able to enter into the country and establish puppet governments for economic reasons. This phase of Afghanistan history is respectively known as “the Great Game.” However, those who existed at this time frame would not simply word it as “a game”. People of invaded regions underwent devastating states of material destruction and poverty....   [tags: Afghanistan]
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History of the Taliban - ... Omar wanted to put a stop to the violence tribe leaders were committing against the Afghan people, but also to punish them for the atrocities they had committed. The men who followed Omar’s leadership would become the Taliban Regime of Afghanistan. Omar had the support of the Pakistani government, because they too wanted the fighting to stop and wanted to influence Omar with there ideals. The Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is Pakistan’s intelligence agency; they believed if they stood by Omar and recognized the new regime they would be welcomed in Afghanistan....   [tags: Afghanistan]
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Globalization in Afghanistan - ... In Afghanistan, even the most simple of technologies cannot be utilized by all because of high illiteracy rates. Again, some illiteracy is not caused by inaccessibility, but the systematic denial of education to women. Afghanistan has progressed very slowly on the front of human rights, and that has caused large segments of the population to be undereducated. Uneducated Afghans then become burdens to be taken care of rather than contributors to society. To remedy the lack of education in Afghanistan, the government of Afghanistan has sought to promote the use of the internet and telephones by cutting the tariffs of them in half over the next 4 years....   [tags: Free Trade, Global Commerce]
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Government in Afghanistan - Government in Afghanistan Is the Afghan government powerful enough to prevent the corrupt patronage networks and keep the promise of providing security for the nation. The years of fighting and misery has proved this governmental system to be weak, and as a result caused distress to the nation. The unexpected shift from a monarchy to a Republic began a series of changes that the country had to undertake. Through the course of a century, Afghanistan faced difficulties which once were promised to be taken care of, however, none of the new coming governments demonstrated a trustworthy system of power that would provide the means of normal day living....   [tags: International Government ] 998 words
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The Women of Afghanistan - Today in the United States, freedom is taken for granted by almost all citizens. People think that because of the way our government is structured, not having freedom will never be an issue. This thought of peace and safety was similar to that of the women in Afghanistan prior to the Taliban reign, and before the government in Afghanistan was overthrown. Their fortunes would change in 1996 when the Taliban ended up controlling Afghanistan, and denying women of all their rights such as work, education, health care, and many more....   [tags: Women's Rights]
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Education in Afghanistan - Did you know Afghanistan’s education system is one of the weakest in the world. In 1996 a Muslim fundamentalist group, known as the Taliban, ruled the country (Mohammed, 2) which had a huge impact on education. Although both males and females education were effected, less females were attending school during this time. Within the area of Afghanistan, the schools and education have been considered a fundamental part of the past, present and every culture (Fabrizio). Afghanistan’s education system has struggled due to various conflicts as organizations from around the world have contributed to the improvement and quality of education throughout the region that has had a lasting impact on the Afghan people....   [tags: Taliban, culture, Muslim] 1157 words
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Women in Afghanistan - ... Despite that, there had been an increase in the Afghan educational system up until the 1980s, with not all tribes showing the same enthusiasm for educating females. After this time and under Taliban rule, the girl’s schools were closed and all women teachers were fired. (Gerami 12). This quote from the reserve article Afghan Women tells us that school may be unattainable for most girls even at the primary level, “UNICEF has reported that at least one in two girls who should go to school remain at home, and one in five children do not survive long enough even to reach school age” (Rostami-Povey 1)....   [tags: Taliban, Turmoil, Famine, Drought] 1288 words
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Pakistan and Afghanistan - ... Supported by US and Saudi funds, an intricate network was established and managed by Pakistan’s Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence and the US Central Intelligence Agency. The largest covert operation in modern history, it recruited Arab volunteers for the mujahedeen, facilitated supplies and spawned a new radical Islamic movement (Z Hussain 2008: 15). In consonance with Zia’s Islamisation programme, it also ushered radicals and their fundamentalist ideology into the Pakistani state apparatus (Nasr 1993: 268)....   [tags: Politics, War, Turmoil] 1498 words
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The War in Afghanistan - ... Once he was forced to flee, he began to receive outside support from countries such as Russia and Iran. They both feared the growth of the Taliban, and Russia had reason to believe the Taliban was supporting the rebels in Chechnya and Tajikistan. Iran’s Shiite majority opposed the majority Sunni Taliban on the grounds of their treatment of their fellow Shiite’s the Hazaris. By 1997, the Taliban became recognized as the legitimate government by Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates....   [tags: History War]
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Women in Afghanistan - Women in Afghanistan Brief Outline of Afghanistan History: 1910’s-1920’s : Reform movements in Afghanistan 1933-1973 : Some reform, country remains fairly static 1978-1992 : Democratic Republic of Afghanistan 1979-1989 : Soviet Intervention 1992-1996: Islamist Mujanidin 1996-2001 : Taliban 2001-Present : U.S. Occupation, new government The reason I chose to study Islamic Feminism and Afghanistan, is that for many people, these words do not belong in the same sentence. Afghanistan has come to be recognized as a country that follows strict and fundamentalist Islam, hindering the lives of women and even damaging their lives....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1703 words
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Afghanistan and Politics - Afghanistan and Politics An Examination of Nation Building in Afghanistan and East Timor Afghanistan is a shattered society. The participants in the Bonn Conference have set for the leaders and people of their country the formidable challenge of consolidating the peace process in less than three years. But it will take much more than 36 months to heal the wounds left by 23 years of war. The process of healing has started, however, and the members of the international community must be careful not to allow that process to reverse itself....   [tags: Afghani Political Government Essays Research] 4613 words
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Invasion of Afghanistan - Invasion of Afghanistan Even before the terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre in New York on September 11th 2001, Afghanistan was probably the most isolated country in the world. Only three other states recognised its rulers, who in the mid-1990s had swept across the country to impose a very strict and distinctive form of Islamic law upon the Afghan people, ending nearly 20 years of civil war in the 90% or so of the country which they control. Osama Bin Laden, an exiled Saudi Arabian who is the USA's prime suspect for the World Trade Centre atrocity and other terrorist attacks in the 1990s, had based his Al-Qa'ida organisation in Afghanistan since 1996....   [tags: Papers] 1905 words
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The Taliban and Afghanistan - The Taliban and Afghanistan Afghanistan followed the same fate as dozens of formerly Soviet-occupied countries after the collapse of Moscow's Marxist government in 1991. Islamic factions, which had united to expel the Russian occupiers in 1992, began to fight among themselves when it became apparent that post-communist coalition governments could not overcome the deep-rooted ethnic and religious differences of the members. It was in this atmosphere of economic strife and civil war that a fundamentalist band of religious students emerged victorious....   [tags: Papers] 1185 words
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Women in Afghanistan - Women in Afghanistan Women in Afghanistan have been oppressed for many years under the Taliban government. In light of recent events, with the U.S. and Northern Alliances joint efforts to force the Taliban out, key cities have become free from the Taliban’s stifling control. Here is a picture of a women revealing her face for the first time in five years, since the Taliban came into power. The future of the Afghan women is uncertain. Clearly changes are in order, but to what extent we do not know....   [tags: Expository Essays] 482 words
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A Night in Afghanistan - "Shhhh!" my mother whispered as the tanks rumbled by under the cold Afghan night, the stars twinkling above the mountains surrounding us. From our hiding place in the brush along the shoulder of the dirt path through the Khyber Pass, I could see tanks stretching to infinity and, try as I might, I could not find an end to the convoy of trucks. Huddled along with my father, mother, and infant brother and sister, we peered anxiously as the Russian Spetsnaz scouts rolled past us in jeeps ahead of the convoy heading toward the Afghanistan-Pakistan border-the very place our destination lay....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive Essay] 732 words
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Women in Afghanistan - Women in Afghanistan The Taliban group is a group of men who formed in 1994 in the country of Kandahar by Islamic students who took an approach to interpreting Islam. The Group also believes in strict Islamic rules. According to them the men must have beards four fingers in length, there shall be no music and women should not be allowed to do anything other than stay home and watch the children and clean the house. This Taliban group when first started had about twenty to thirty thousand men involved....   [tags: essays research papers] 741 words
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The War in Afghanistan - The War in Afghanistan In response to the September 11 attacks, the United States should declare war on the responsible group. As a nation, we should do only the actions that bring about the best consequences, and the best consequences would occur by bringing the responsible group to justice. In this case, killing the Taliban and its supporters is the right action because it produces the greatest amount of good. The theory that we should only do the actions that bring about the best consequences is a consequentialist theory....   [tags: Papers] 559 words
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If I Become the President of Afghanistan - If I become the president of Afghanistan Security is the only phenomenon, which brings prosperity in a society. In a war-affected country like Afghanistan, without peace we cannot ensure economic growth, employment, education, and live a comfortable life. Afghanistan has a strategic geopolitical location in the region. Looking back to the history it is a country suffered decades of civil war that deteriorated every system of the government. Afghanistan is not lost but has been backward for many years....   [tags: World Politics]
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Financing the War in Afghanistan - ... The Canadian government has convinced the Canadian, Afghan, and International populace that their mission was obligatory and justified, but few people are conflicting the decision made by the Canadian government in being involved in the unjustly Canadian-Afghanistan mission and the bias information provided by Canadian websites, magazines, newspaper articles and other sources relating to the mission. Countless people believe that everything situated on these sources relating to information based on the Canadian Afghan mission are factual and that the numerous statistics provided by the government are virtually exact but undeniably, many of these sources that are completed by the Canadian government are bias and bigoted perceived by few critics whom counteract the mission....   [tags: International Government ]
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Afghanistan's Struggles Against Terrorism - Afghanistan's Struggles Against Terrorism In 1996, Afghanistanwas taken over by the Taliban; an Iran sponsored terrorist organizationthat posed itself as the legitimate government. Since the 9/11 terroristattacks the United States of America (USA) and other international powers havenow paid closer attention to the Afghanistan. November 2001 theterrorists were overthrown and the Afghanistan was going to beestablished as a constitutional democratic Government. Until then it needed atemporary form of government....   [tags: Terrorism, Political Science] 979 words
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Ethic Groups in Afghanistan - Interestingly enough, many different ethnic groups can be found in Afghanistan. Some are from other countries and others have only Afghan routes. Discoveries show that Hazaras are one of the lowest and Pashtuns one of the highest powers in Afghan society. People would automatically assume that there were only one or two different ethnic groups, which live in Afghanistan. However, there appears to be a great variety of different peoples living in Afghan society. All together, fourteen different ethnicities can be discovered in Afghanistan....   [tags: Culture ]
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Women Led Organizations in Afghanistan - ... A record 11 percent of women got directly involved in politics. Two noted achievements was a female minister of health and one delegate who ran for presidency and a chance to rule the country (AMIRI et al, (2004). This was a strategic move on the part of women, who clearly understood that this was a fundamental avenue to make effective change, that is to be represented at the strategic decision making table to be a part of the process, with the view to safeguard best interest of women and girls going forward....   [tags: Politics, The Fall of the Taliban, Gender Roles] 1520 words
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War in Afghanistan: A Sociological Perspective - ... The current Afghan government held by Hamid Karzai has been generally unpopular because the changes to living conditions have been very slow (Kowaluk & Staples, 2008). The current war in Afghanistan has been primarily a reactionary response due to the attacks of September 11, 2001 (Kowaluk & Staples, 2008). When the United States discovered that the 9/11 attacks were a result of the Taliban. Canada’s involvement has been primarily to assist the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) with keeping the peace and enforcement of United Nations Security Council Resolutions (Kowaluk & Staples, 2008)....   [tags: Sociology ]
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If I Was the President of Afghanistan - Corruption is a disease which badly effects on good governance. It poisons business practices and erodes the quality of living in a country. Unfortunately, Afghanistan has been suffering from this misery in the past few years. Due to lack of having good leadership, corruption has become a tradition in the government institutions and resulted welfare lost for the people of Afghanistan. The Government officials sacrificed public welfare and work as entrepreneurs by using government power, assets, and breaking laws for private gain....   [tags: World Government]
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Humanitarian Issues in Afghanistan and Iraq - ... The BBC also reports that some families spend up to a third of their monthly wage of $150 USD just on clean drinking water. Not only is it shocking that the average monthly wage in Iraq is similar to the allowance of some American teens, it’s terrible that families need to pay such ridiculous amounts of money for a basic necessity that many people take for granted. Aside from food and water, it is also difficult for civilians to access other basic services like medical care and education. A UN spokesman commented on this matter saying “‘access to basic services, such as health and education’” was negatively affected by the ongoing war (“Why is it Getting Worse?”)....   [tags: Human Rights]
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The Kiterunner: Status In Afghanistan - ... Rahim encourages Amir to go and find Hassan’s son to make amends for the things he did in the past. Status in “The Kiterunner”: The contrast between social classes is seen in Amir and his friend Hassan. Amir is the son of Baba, a wealthy businessman and a Sunni Muslim. They live a life of privilege and comfort in a fine home and enjoy every social advantage. Amir goes to school, owns books, and reads well. Hassan, however, is a member of Hazara, an ethnic minority in Afghanistan who can be recognized by their distinct ethnic features....   [tags: Literature]
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Afghanistan Food Culture - ... It is the ice breaker and follows the invitation to someone’s house. In the “Kite Runner”, Baba drank tea often and used it as a way to sit and talk with others. The tea of choice would be Afghan Black Tea with milk and cardamom spice. Cardamom is a very aromatic spice that is common in Middle Eastern cooking. Usually Afghan cuisines are full of strong aromas and flavors, with spices including saffron, cilantro, black pepper, coriander and cardamom. Naan is flat bread that is frequently served that is oven baked that is very versatile in use....   [tags: Culture ]
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The Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan - ... There were many proponents in the U.S. state department especially, who encouraged supporting the Afghan rebels, or Mujahedeen as they came to be known, though the same proponents were not so much interested in helping the liberate the oppressed Afghans, so much as arming the Mujahedeen to fight the Soviets on behalf of the U.S.A (Lansford, 2003). Many in the U.S government and clandestine services saw this as a chance for revenge against what the Russians had done during the Vietnam War by helping the Viet Kong defeat the U.S....   [tags: Foreign Policy ]
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Women’s Rights in Afghanistan - ... Belief in the Day of Judgment when the good and bad deeds are counted and god makes the decision if that person will spend eternity in heaven or hell (Crites, 2011). It is a way of life, a life that discriminates against women. Women must cloth and cover the entire body to protect them from the lustful gaze of men. It was forbidden for women to be educated and they could not own property. They were forced into marriages and women were considered property as there were very high prices and marriage gifts that were charges for the brides....   [tags: Human Rights]
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Role of Women in Business in Afghanistan - ... Most afghan males are dogmatic and they believe it is their job to do the outside work and women shouldn’t step outside the home. Mahnaz, 28 years old, is one of the shopkeepers in a market in Herat. She has faced numerous problems since she started her business. “Initially I felt uncomfortable when people looked at me,” she said. “By staring at me, they were trying to make me understand I was doing something improper. Some people didn’t just stop at looks – several individuals have also threatened me a few times during the past six months, telling me to close down or else they will set fire to my shop.” Mahnaz said she had notified the security services and the owner of the market, but to no avail....   [tags: International Business ]
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The Violence of Terrorist Groups in Afghanistan - Violence has escalated to a record high in Afghanistan. About eight hundred and twenty U.S. soldiers have become thought to have died in Afghanistan in the past eight years, since the U.S. led invasion (Deadly 1). Soldiers dying in what the military officials call complex attacks (Deadly 1). The terrorists no longer care who they injure or kill. Small schoolchildren and innocent civilians have died without any sign of regret from the terrorist groups responsible for the deaths. Some of the major attacks appear as signs that Iraqis’ security progress has begun to reverse (Kudhim & Reilly 2)....   [tags: war, terrorism] 653 words
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Ethical Challenges of the War in Afghanistan - ... A closely related issue arises if the U.S. as a nation trains or authorizes Soldiers to torture; then morally they cannot be distinguished from terrorists themselves. Likewise, if the U.S. instead sends prisoners to other countries that are known for their use of torture, there is no denying culpability for what happens to those prisoners. All these practices contribute to “undermining respect around the world for conventions against torture” (Perry, 2004). Determining the number of civilian deaths that have occurred during the war in Afghanistan presents another moral dilemma....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Funding For the War in Iraq and Afghanistan - The term terrorism has been difficult to define in the past couple of decades. The old definitions are no longer valid and new definitions coined every day. Terrorism is the act of frightening or killing of people or destruction of any physical things to create a fearful or life-threatening environment. Terrorism is an organized crime. The general examples of terrorizing people are kidnapping, hijacking, bombing, murder, threatening and so on. They generally do these kinds of things to gain more power and they want to prove their superiority over another group of people....   [tags: War]
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Afghanistan - This war-torn land shows nothing but death and the dying. The ground is muddy from the rain, it’s dank and sodden. Up above the trench line is barbed wire and … nothing else. No birds, no animals … no people. A few dead bodies of the brave men going to assassinate the enemy by night fall, but stopped dead in their tracks, they got picked off by the sharpshooters. No. No one ever makes it. Never. There is a constant sound of gun blasts and the sound of explosions from the grenades. The dark is lit up by the flashes of the guns against the silver clouded sky....   [tags: Descriptive Writing, Descriptive Essay] 800 words
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"The Kite Runner": Highlighting the Plight of Afghanistan - ... Therefore, he wants Amir to rescue Hassan’s son Sohrab from Afghanistan. There, Amir discovers that Sohrab is a servant to the Taliban. To rescue Sohrab, Amir travels to a Taliban hideout, and there he is almost beaten to death by Assef. However, Sohrab rescues Amir, and Sohrab and Amir scurry away from Afghanistan to America. Illustrating the contemporary and ruined Afghanistan and using it as his setting, Hosseini conveys, with Amir’s journey of redemption and symbols, that repairing damages, even those that have occurred to Afghanistan, are always possible....   [tags: Literary Review ]
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ISAF Members Maintaining Political Will in Afghanistan - Throughout 2010, the overwhelming majority of ISAF contributing states will likely maintain the political will required to sustain or increase current commitments in Afghanistan. This likely sustainment of political will rests in a new and desired strategy, developed at the 2010 London Conference on Afghanistan that calls for significant increases in non-military power.1 This approach will likely ensure sustained and increased commitments from member states that need to sell the war to war-weary populations....   [tags: International Politics] 1896 words
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Exploring What Caused the War on Afghanistan - The War on Afghanistan September 11, 2001 is a day that will remain in the hearts and history books of Americans for centuries. Americans turned on televisions, radios, and any other media as they awaited the devastating news that the infamous World Trade Center was attacked by two hijacked airplanes. Soon after, they found that the culprits also attempted to attack the Pentagon. Many say that this event is what brought Americans together and created change in the American society. The most traumatic result of this is the War on Afghanistan....   [tags: Terrorism, Terrorist, September 11, 9-11] 669 words
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The War Against Terrorism: The Taliban in Afghanistan - Since 1996, the Taliban has created an environment of terror and disorder within the country of Afghanistan. Although terrorists within Afghanistan and of the Islam religion believe that they are justified in their actions, it is made clearly apparent that Terrorism must be stopped altogether. Defining the Issue Terrorism is translated to mean ‘army in the shadows’ and is defined as the threat or use of violence to win certain rewards or goals ( Dictionary.com, 2010). The earliest known Terrorist organization similar to those of today was the Zealots of Judea, formed when fanatics of the Jewish faith revolted against the of the Roman oppression....   [tags: terrorism, war on terror]
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The Living Dead of Afghanistan - The Living Dead of Afghanistan Travesties are committed against women every day, in every country, in every city, town and home. In Afghanistan women are not only discriminated against, they are publicly reduced to animals. Women are deprived of basic human rights: they are not allowed to travel outside their homes without being completely covered by the traditional shroud-like burqa; they are not allowed to speak or walk loudly in public; they are not allowed to laugh or speak with other women; they are not allowed to attend school nor work; they are expected to be invisible; they are the ghosts of what were once educated, notable, and successful women....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1904 words
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Afghanistan- A Country in Distress - Afghanistan- A Country in Distress Afghanistan, a country located in South Asia just east of Iran whose population is 28,513,677, is one of the countries that I chose to address. Their government is under Transitional Authority which is in a state of unrest as national elections would formally dissolve this system and adapt or establish the Government of Afghanistan under a new constitution. The country like others in the Middle East suffers from enormous poverty and a few other problems to include the lack of skilled and educated workers, which also has such a grave effect on most other countries....   [tags: essays research papers] 889 words
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The Harsh Treatment of Women in Afghanistan - The Harsh Treatment of Women in Afghanistan Since the tragedies of September 11th 2001, Americans have really opened their eyes to the political state of Afghanistan. The poor treatment of women in Afghanistan is an issue that, for many Americans, just seems to be coming to light as a serious concern that requires outside attention. Extreme Islamic leaders in the country persist in limiting the freedom that Afghan women have. Women in the Taliban-controlled country suffer unusually hideous acts of torment and are forced to abide by outrageous regulations because of stringent enforcement methods....   [tags: Culture] 563 words
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American Patriots: Soldiers, Citizens, And Voters - The United States is presently at war in Iraq and Afghanistan where American troops are fighting and dying. At home, cars and homes display solid yellow or red, white, and blue ribbons that call for Americans to “Support Our Troops.” It is patriotic for Americans to support their daughters and sons fighting in a war, but this patriotism does not mean that Americans must blindly support the decision to go to war. Being patriotic means that Americans must do the opposite: they must question their government....   [tags: America Iraq Afghanistan War American Patriotism] 1180 words
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Atrocities In Afganistan (Women) - (NOTE TO STUDENT: my teacher gave me a B+ and said I would have had an A if I had had more detail on the Taliban's reasons for these laws) The women of Afghanistan have been enduring unfathomable suffering since the Taliban, a religious faction, seized control of the country in 1996. (NOTE TO STUDENT: my teacher gave me a B+ and said I would have had an A if I had had more detail on the Taliban's reasons for these laws) Since 1996 Afghan women have been living fear for their safety and lives. A myriad of discriminating laws has been placed on Afghan women....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Terrorism - Terrorism In the modern world, extreme Islamic terrorism has been a major threat to people and nations all over the world. It is a fact that the infamous 9/11 terrorist attacks were planned by terrorists in Afghanistan. After the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, the terrorist-friendly Taliban regime was toppled in late 2001 and has moved to the tribal regions in Pakistan, near Afghanistan. To prevent reappearance of terrorism in Afghanistan, it is necessary to stop the resurgence of the Taliban. Terrorism in Afghanistan can be stopped by reducing political corruption, shifting the economy away from narcotics, and convincing the general public of the necessity to end terrorism....   [tags: National Security]
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