The Decision To Go To Afghanistan

Decision to go to Afghanistan

Robert Switzer

Mrs.McNamara

English 11b 3rd

11, November, 2013

Switzer 1

On September 20th 2001 President George bush ordered the attack on Afghanistan, (War of terror) 9 days after the initial attack on twin towers and the pentagon. President George W. Bush demanded that the Taliban hand over Osama bin Laden and expel the al-Qaeda network which was supporting the Taliban in its war with the Afghan Northern Alliance. The Taliban recommended that bin Laden leave the country but declined to extradite him without evidence of his involvement in the 9/11 attacks. `` United States refused to negotiate and launched Operation Enduring Freedom on 7 ...

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the International Security Assistance Force oversee security in the country and train the Afghan National Security Forces.'' Bonhome 1073). At the Bonn Conference in December 2001, Hamid Karzai was selected to head the Afghan Interim Administration, which after a 2002 loya jirga in Kabul became the Afghan Transitional Administration. In the popular elections of 2004, Karzai was elected the president of the new permanent Afghan government, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistane Haqqani Networkand Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin, have waged asymmetric warfare with guerilla raid and ambushes in the countryside, suicide attacks against urban targets ,and turncoat killings against coalition forces. The Taliban exploited the weak administration of the Afghan government, among the most corrupt in the world, to reassert influence across rural areas of southern and eastern Afghanistan. NATO countries responded in 2006 by increasing troops for operations to "clear and hold" villages and "nation ...

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