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    Anti-Taliban Northern Alliance, led a War on Terrorism in Afghanistan. This American-led invasion quickly dismantled the Taliban controlled government of Afghanistan. What came to follow were Taliban insurgency, and a war that would last longer than anyone expected it to. Contrary to the general public’s intellect, that was not the first time the U.S had involved itself in Afghanistan. Two decades prior, the Soviet Union, America’s Cold War antagonist, invaded Afghanistan which created dismay not only for

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    I. Introduction The Afghanistan insurgency between 1979 and 1989 ended with the withdrawal of the Soviet Union armed forces . This “successful” rebellion was not merely because the Soviet Union saw the Taliban as a simple Islamist movement and underestimated their resistant, but it was also believed that the special characteristics that the Taliban insurgents possess, such as motivation and strategy played important role. This article will assess the special characteristics that identify Taliban

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    Forever in Iraq

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    To understand why the Middle East and the United States are not on favorable terms, we have to go back to 1947, the beginning of the Cold War. The United States was concerned with the quick growth of communism in the Eastern Bloc and attempted to restrain the growth of communism to the area behind Stalin’s Iron Curtain and no further than that. The Cold War was an indirect way for the communist influence of Russia and the capitalist influence of the United States to fight over the world in its entirety

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    AFGHANISTAN A Second Chance to Transform a Nation GRAPH I. Historical Background, Pre-European Intervention Before Western European intervention in its affairs, Afghanistan progressed relatively well while resisting the interference of invading foreigners. The region was among the first to domesticate plants and animals over 50,000 years ago, and in the 2000s BCE, urban centers served as important centers of commerce and craft. The city of Mundigak, located near the modern city of Kandahar

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    Soviet Afghan War

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    Afghanistan has had various conflicts in it’s long history as a country. One of the most deadly and most interesting however is the Soviet-Afghan War, this war was going on during the time of shadow government operations, covert espionage, and the whole world watching, while two of the worlds biggest superpowers were on the brink of total nuclear war. This was the Soviet Afghan War. The Soviet Afghan war was sparked when the overthrow of the centrist Afghan government occurred on the 27th of April

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    Usama bin Laden Biography

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    finance Afghan forces fighting the Soviet Union's occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980’s. After the 1991 Gulf War, he was distressed that Saudi Arabia allowed U.S. forces to remain in the Arabian Peninsula. To advance his agenda of expelling the U.S. from the Islamic world, he worked with other anti-Western fundamentalists to organize a secretive, highly compartmentalized terrorist network, known as al-Qaida. It is through his upbringing, education, culture, and wars in Islamic countries, that Usama

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    The Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan

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    The Cold War during the 1970’s saw a brief period of calm and eased tension, known as détente, between the United States of America and the Soviet Union. U.S. President Richard Nixon and Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev had signed arms limitation treaties, and the two superpowers even looked like they might be able to coexist. During the façade of peace however, the two super powers continued to exert their influence through indirect means, especially in the Third World. One event in particular

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    news concerning Afghanistan. Although September 11th was the peak of Afghanistan’s spotlight in the international media, this event was not the first time that Afghanistan has gained international attention. Beginning with its political relationship with Russia, Afghanistan slowly gained recognition, acknowledgment and even popularity among world powers. Moving towards the present, in which the United States, Great Britain, Russia, Japan, and China are competing for Afghanistan. Why all this commotion

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    The Moscow 1980 Olympics Boycott

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    many nations out of the 1980 Moscow Olympics, in a movement to draw the Soviets out of the Afghanistan war. The U.S knew that if they could start a boycott that it would ripple through all the nations and they would all follow the boycott. The U.S. didn’t want the Olympics to come to an end, they were hoping to put Russia in a position where they would have to make the soviets pull out. If the Soviets didn’t withdraw from the war, then Moscow could be looking at major debts for the 1980 Olympics.

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    Soviet-Afghan War

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    When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan on December 1979, the goal was to help Afghan communist forces set up a communist government. The Soviet Union felt Afghanistan had key resources and a foothold in the Middle East to spread communist ideas. The result would be a war that the Soviet Union wishes it never got involved in and likened to their “Vietnam War”, meaning winning a number of battles but not the war like what happened to the U.S. in Vietnam. The background of the war, outcome of the

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