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War in Afghanistan

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A result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the 2001 intervention of NATO and allied forces in the ongoing Afghan civil war is referred to as The War in Afghanistan. The stated purpose for the intervention is to dismantle the al-Qaeda terrorist organization and remove the Taliban government. The ongoing war continues to the present.
"Supposedely" The war followed the September 11 attacks, and its  public aims were to dismantle al-Qaeda and denying it a safe basis  of operation in Afghanistanbyy removing the Taliban from power.
Afghanistan War is a direct result of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The attacks were caused by Al Qaeda terrorists, who were based in Afghanistan. The Taliban is a radical Islamic group and was the ruling government of Afghanistan at the time. The Taliban refused to allow the US and our allies...
Two nations (countries) (with their allies) were at war with each other in Vietnam. No nations are at war with Afghanistan.
Which one? 1. The British fighting there in the 19th century? 2. The Soviets fighting there in the 1970s? 3. The current searching for terrorists there in the 21st century?The current war I believe is just, whether or not you agree where there to stop terrorists, that is part of the reason why so...
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The war consisted of Americans and afghan freedom fighters vs Afghanistan militia the Taliban which was a very strict militia.
Tactics, helicopters and searching would be the only similarity. As far as war is concerned; there's no comparison:1. WWI Allies verses Central Powers2. WWII Allies verses Axis Powers3. Korean War Allies (US & UN) vs North Korea & Communist China4. Vietnam War Allies vs North Vietnam ...
1) The Taliban, a radical regime which quickly seized power in Afghanistan following the end of the Soviet-Afghan War, and 2) the Northern Alliance which was supported by the US and controlled the northern part of Afghanistan.
  The Afghan War was a steady, routine, war against insurgency. The turning point was when the Soviets decided to leave in 1989.
Aussie troops fought in Afghanistan in 2001 october 7
Operation Storm-333 («Шторм-333») was the codename of the Soviet special forces operation on December 27, 1979 in which Soviet special forces stormed the Tajbeg Palace in Afghanistan and killed President Hafizullah Amin and his 200 personal guards. His eleven year old son died due to shrapnel...
The war isn't over but I predict that Afghan will lose.
because of its rough terrain and harsh weather its about the size of Texasalso it was more a collection of tribes than a cohesive nation: peoples loyalties tilted more to regional and ethnic leaders than to any national govt.
From October 2001 - Present. Today is the 10th of November which makes it exactly Nine Years and Thirty Three Days.
14,000 soviet died , and over 1.3million afgan died and over 5m afgan went to Pakistan which probably died as well, email me grigoriy13@hotmail.com for more info
We secretly (ha ha...) helped the mujahadeen, the Afghan freedom fighters who opposed the Soviet invasion. We helped them because they killed Communists. We gave them modern weapons and training in how to defeat a larger, well-armed and well-trained fighting force in tanks and helicopter gunships....
they are fighting in this war because they are trying to get rid of the Taliban.
After 9 years, all anyone can say is a lot. God bless those families who dealt with that issue. And may God end this war soon and bring our troops home soon too.The war is suppose to end soon says the president but i can say about 100-2500. Estimate because we have an ok army.
More wars somewhere else.
27 December 1979 - 15 February 1989 (9 Years and 50 days)
New Zealands sas is currently in Afghanistan but nobody knows what they do or where they are exactly.... sorry if this doesnt help :)
  The current Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan commenced in 2001 immediately after the 9/11 attack.
They joined the Afghan war in 2003.
bombs !, bombs i tell ya suicide bombs, home mad bombs,puppies  bombs, 
The Afghan people were not crazy about the puppet dictator in Afghanistan that was supported by the Russian communists. One day a bunch of them pulled him out of the palace, cut off his privates, and hung him up by his toes after slicing him up. Historically, the Afghans have not really liked any...
it was planned months before the 911 attacks because they were arguing with the united states.
Afghans did not participate in the Iran-Iraq War. During this period, Afghanistan was fighting the Soviet Union and trying to repel them from the country. However, Afghans were alive during the Iran-Iraq War. (So, technically speaking, there were Afghans during the Iran-Iraq War, just not in that...
As of 2011, the combined total death toll of the Afghanistan War is estimated to be about 19,000 people.
i think 2012-2013 U.S and allies will leaves afganistan, same as the soviets did at 1989 when they leave, for sure they will set up a pro US-western government and leave plenty of weapons to U.S trained new afghan army and security forces to battle with taliban if taliban chooses to fight instead of...
The Vietnam war is recognized as have gone on for 19 years 180 days, it started in 1955 in a combined effort with the French, and the first US miliatry ground troops deployed in 1961. The US began reducing their troops in 1972, ending in 1974.
because the terrorist started attacking the rest of the world and now SOME countries are fighting the terrorist so the don't attack the world anymore That is the common government and media driven belief, which requires little thought to "choose a side." Terrorists, Afghans, Iranians are all...
The US retaliated for an attack on US soil on September 11, 2001. It was that but even deeper. The reason the US went to war in Afghanistan was because it was established globally that Bin Laden was behind the attack on the US on 9/11 and that he was being harboured in Afghanistan by the Taliban....
The war could be won very quikly if we used diffrent stratagies. To win the war in Afghanistan we have to take a realist aproache to our valuation on human rights. Here is how the could be won. 1. Give all anti taliban vilages and towns guns and money. supply the amo for the guns and the money in...
If you mean the Soviet-Afghan war, it lasted 6 years. If you mean the one currently happening as you are reading this, it has been going on about 3-4 years...
5,921 American Soldiers Have been Killed in Afghanistan since the Allied Invasion
In the conflict the US had a few bombers. The A-10 Thunderbolt II was one of them. The B-1 bomber was another. The B-2 Spirit is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. B-52 Stratofortress is a heavy bomber can fly at high subsonic speeds at altitudes up to...
Because it's an ongoing war until either the west wins or the Afghans are victorious. It could go on for decades. But, as people in all countries feel, Afghans like their independence.---This is a hotbed of opinion and misinformation and my answer is based on my own opinions, not so much fact.I...
US Civil War 1861-1865. Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) 2001 to present. But there is a difference! The US Civil War was fought against an illegal nation; the Confederate States of America. But this "illegal nation" had a Government (President Jefferson Davis); an army and a navy. The US is...
No. The US is not at war with Afghanistan.
The first major event to affect the time leading up to the civil war in Afghanistan was the return from a decade of political exile of Mohammed Daoud Khan, in 1973. Daoud had been prime minister of Afghanistan until 1963, when his insistence on focusing on the question of reclaiming Afghan...
Sep. 11 2001--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Actually, September 11 is what started the war. we didn't actually go to war until October 7, 2001
Australian native David Hicks is 42 years old (birthdate: August 7, 1975). He was detained for 7 years after being captured fighting for the Taliban in Afghanistan.
The most prominent social impact is that of the huge numbers of migrants leaving the country in search of a better life this leaves fewer economically active citizens to generate wealth and keep the country going
Yes Australian peace keepers should remain in Afghanistan. This is a highly subjective topic. There is no simple, straightforward answer. In contrast to the above answer, many would argue that Australia has no place in Afghanistan. It is not a simple "yes" or "no" question.
Osama Ben Ladin used Afghanistan as a training center for his Al Qaida terrorist movement. The Al Qaida hijacked four American airplanes and crashed two of them into the World Trade Center, One of them into the Pentagon, and the one intended for the White House into a farmer's field. The United...
The Afghan people killed the dictator who had been put in power by the Soviets. The Soviets put in another guy, and they killed him too. Finally the Soviet Army invaded. After about 10 years, they left in disgust and disgrace, having been unable to control the general population. In the power vacuum...
nearly 1,000 town have been distroyed.
As the Taliban are not easy to eliminate, coupled with inefficient Afghan government / Internal Security Force which is akin to US puppet followed by some of the citizens are uneducated such that they supports Taliban, the whole operation is a failure, despite they have successfully removed Taliban...
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The current war has been in progress since 2001.
  The US covertly (e.g., secretly) supplied weapons and training to the mujahadeen, the Afghans fighting against the Russian and Afghan Army. Our old friend Osama bin Laden was one of them. After the Russians were kicked out of Afghanistan (just another in the long line of invaders who have...
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The major players in the Afghan war are sub-divided among four principal actors, being insurgents, local government, outside actors, and the local population. Insurgents: "Those hoping to overthrow the established government or secede from it" (152). This includes "remnants of the Taliban, Gulbaddin...
Yes, with the Soviet War, No with the US war.
If you're talking about the Soviet War (Russian War) in Afghanistan in the 1970s/80s, yes. The US even SUPPLIED Afghan Rebels with anti-aircraft shoulder fired missiles to shoot down Russian aircraft with.If you're talking about the US "Operation Enduring Freedom" in Afghanistan which commenced in...
1. There is no Soviet Union, and there hasn't been for 20 years.2. If there was "shooting" in Afghanistan, then it was a hot war.3. Cold War=No Shooting4. Hot War=Is Shooting
No, Russia is not involved in the afghan war.
If you explore the recent history, you would find that Afghanistan has been an area of war and destruction. About the Afghan War, everybody know that USA started this war.
Yes and no. It is true that tons of people are dying all the time. But if we send all of our troops home then many military people will be without jobs... America is already trillions of dollars in debt.... etc. I think it all work out in the end, but certainly not any time soon.
The Soviets could not win it.  It was long and cost many lives.
The Soviets (Russians) called it their Vietnam because it was long and they didn't do too well. But it was entirely different:1. The Soviets were not fighting another country. They were fighting insurgents. If the US had just been fighting the VC during the Vietnam War then there would be a more...
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I'm not absolutely sure but you must remember that Britain, America, Turkey, Italy and many more countries are fighting against the Tliban the mostly live there not Afghanistan itself. One reason is 9/11.
2001 and it is still going on.
As many as 1 million civilians.
It was around 230 US and British troops that is the count for it no one knows the right amount as it is not allowed to be told as it is family's if they wish to not have the name said so there could be a lot more the only way u can find the right answer is to be in the army yourself i lost 2 friends...
5,817 as of Dec. 6, 2010 the Washington post fatalities are updated daily.
Afghanistan is not at war with anyone. Afghanistan barely has a government and an army. First off the war is still raging intensely but everyone has forgotten about it. The Americans and the british are the two main organized forces. The "enemy" are the Taleban who are the enforcers of the Islamic...
Long, frustrating, and the Soviets withdrew. Other than that they were about as similar as the Boer War and WWI. The USSR didn't have to contend with combating another air force, navy, or army in Afghanistan; the US did.
In one sense, since 1979, when the Soviets invaded Afghanistan. (They left around 1985.) The US invaded Afghanistan in late 2001 and have been there ever since.
It didn't, the war in Afghanistan began in 2001, the United States didn't invade Iraq until 2003.
Many of Men are going into the Army and they are becoming superheroes and they are saving ur lives . they are all training and have a great time with mates and feeling proud of themselves and they will know u are out there thinking im so proud of him and very soon u will see them again and...
The basic reason was to showcase its military might on a soft target
  THE WAR HASN'T BEEN VERY SUCESSFUL BECAUSE WHAT AMERICA IS LOOKING FOR {TERRORISTS} ARE ACTUALLY LOCATED IN PAKISTAN>>>>>>>>>>
During the cold war...to covertly support their combatant. Another words, when the Soviets were there in the 70s/80s the US secretly supplied their enemy (insurgent Afghans) with shoulder fired anti-aircraft missiles.Since the 1990s there is almost no such thing as "superpowers" plural.
The Navy, including Submarines, is always present for any conflict overseas involving U.S. military forces. While they may or may not be used for direct action against land targets, they can provide many other roles supporting the primary mission, including intelligence gathering, covert insertion,...
Our most recent sources say in the neighborhood of $500k per soldier per year. The White House used/uses $1 million as their average number in balancing the books, but independent studies as well as neutral sources such as NPR and internal sources such as the pentagon say that the price per soldier...
I'm not very sure but i think the war in Iraq started in either 2001 or 2003 that's what im guessing im doing homework AND THIS DUMB INTERNET DOESN'T HELP MUCH!!
Well it was a war so im going to guess they got hurt... -.-