How long has America been fighting in Afghanistan?
Since 2001, so 13 years as of 2014.
Why did America really go to Afghanistan in the first place Was it to catch Osama bin Laden take control of Afghanistan or to help Afghanistan be free again?
BACKGROUND: After the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush demanded that Afghanistan close down the terrorist training camps run by Al-Qaeda, and give up Osama bin Laden and other leaders of Al-Qaeda so they could be put on trial. The Taliban government of Afghanistan refused. The war in Afghanistan started on October 7, 2001 with an aerial bombing campaign against the Taliban. This helped the organized groups of Afghani people who…