In an age when mankind has the ability to completely annihilate itself through nuclear combat, war can be a more terrifying and powerful thought than ever before. Unfortunately, because of the extent of the actions that the Taliban has committed against both America and its own followers, the United States’ war against terrorism seems to be a necessity. I do feel, however, as if there are many things that can be done by the American government in the near future to peacefully approach a more civil and politically involved Afghanistan. Although my feelings on a war against terrorism are mixed, I do feel that significant actions must be taken in order to restrict the spread of the Taliban and rebuild the government of Afghanistan.
It is hard to say exactly how I feel about the war that the United States is waging against the Taliban. I feel that war should always be a last resort when dealing with problems between countries, especially in today’s age. Because of remarkable technological advances over the past few dec...
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