War in Afghanistan

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.

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How did the Afghanistan war affect teenagers?

They die just as quickly as the adults die.

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Who won the Afghan Civil War?

i believe, such wars are never won, a win in such a situation is a defeat/loss.

a war between two brother, even if one is ridiculous, should not take place in first place, supposedly, if it takes place, then, the harm and damage to any brother is a damage to the later. he agrees to it or not.

so, taliban killed their brothers, and northern alliance killed their brothers.

i would rather say, A War Without a Winner.

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How did the war in Afghanistan start?

The Afghanistan war started because US blamed Afghans for 9/11 attacks

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Why did the Soviets lose the war in Afghanistan?

The Soviets did lose the war in Afgahanistan - they withdrew in the face of overwhelming resistance and opposition from the mujahadin freedom fighters (who were supplied with arms by the US).

AnswerI'm not certain they did, or that they ever intended to win it. In 1979 the Soviets put 100,000 men into Afghanistan. It quickly became obvious that that was not sufficient, ever, to quell the resistance against them yet they maintained precisely that force level rotating troops in and out after one year deployments. That did not make any sense. Military decisions in the Soviet Union were made by a five man council consisting if the seniormost party and military leaders. They were politically unasalable. If they had wanted to subdue Afghanistan they could have committed the necessary force to accomplish it and nobady would have offered any objection. I concluded by 1982 that they weren't so much trying to win a war as train their army. When they attacked Afghanistan in 1979 no one in their army had seen combat in 34 years, by contrast the United States, recently out of Viet Nam, had a vast number of combat veterans. That would be a telling advantage in any conflict between the U.S. and Soviet Union. I think the Soviets made a deliberate decision to maintain a low level conflict there until they about one million veterans and then pull out. Keeping a war going in Afghanistan also forced Iran and various radical Islamic forces to commit their resources there rather than trying to stir up rebellion in the Central Asian Soviet republics. I could be wrong. To my knowledge no documents have ever come to light supporting this theory but I began predicting in about 1982 that the Soviets would pull out in 1989 after they had shuttled 1,000,000 through Afghanistan and that is precisely what they did.

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What is the cause of the Afghan war?

The cause of the Afghan war was mainly down to terrorism in the UK and America. Such as 9/11. It also over resources from Afghan and Iraq such as Oil, Which we really need at the moment.

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What effect did the war in Afghanistan have on civilians?

Well it was a war so im going to guess they got hurt... -.-

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How has the Afghanistan war affected the lives of the people that live there?

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Who was involved in the soviet afghan war?

The Soviet Union and the Afghani's

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How did the Afghanistan war start?

The Afghanistan War began because of the of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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When did the Soviet war in Afghanistan start?

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When did the Afghanistan war start?

9/11 2001
it started in 2003
October 7, 2001

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How many US soldiers have died in the war in Afghanistan?

3.

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Who won the Soviet war in Afghanistan?

The mujaheddin won the war with assistance from the US

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Why is the war in Afghanistan is going on so long?

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 government.

Well, Taliban right now uses guerrilla warfare, such kind of hit and run warfare was also used in China's civil war, Vietnam war & Korean war by the communist and they have the victory instead.

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What are the bombers used in the afghan war?

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 50,000 feet.

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Was the Afghanistan War a just war?

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 many support it and from that point of view the current war is just.

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Who is winning the war in Afghanistan?

This question is difficult to answer because there are no explicit conditions of victory set by the US and its allies (henceforth "US") for the War in Afghanistan.

  • If we argue that the goal was to expunge Al-Qaeda from Afghanistan, then the US has already succeeded; there are more Al-Qaeda agents in Germany than Afghanistan now.
  • If we argue that the goal was to remove the Taliban from power in Afghanistan, then the US has already succeeded; the current government of Afghanistan is led by the former warlords of the various Afghan tribes and the leaders of the Northern Alliance (often the same persons).
  • If we argue that the goal was the Westernization of Afghanistan, this will continue to be a failure. Nothing short of a Soviet-style occupation and colonization will change the Afghan mindset (even assuming such a thing is desirable).
  • If we argue that the goal is to eliminate illegal drug production in Afghanistan, this has been a consistent and increasing failure; Afghanistan cultivates more poppy for heroin production than ever before.
  • If we argue that the goal was to weaken the Taliban, this is more complicated. The US removed the Taliban from direct control over the country, but was otherwise unable to eradicate the organization and it is actually quite strong in the border region with Pakistan and on the Pakistani side of the border. If the US withdraws from Afghanistan, it is likely that the current Northern Alliance government will make a power-sharing agreement with the Taliban to prevent a massive and destructive civil war.
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When did the war in Afghanistan start and end?

it started in 2001 and it is present

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How many people have died in the Afghanistan war?

As of 14 Nov 2014, 3,446 ISAF troops have been killed in Afghanistan since 2001, of which 2,351 are Americans and 453 from the UK. The Afghan Ministry of Defense says 2.145 Afghan Army soldiers have been killed. There are no reliable figures for either Taliban-insurgents killed, or Afghan civilian casualties since most of the civilian deaths are Afghan-on Afghan and often not reported, or reported with dubious accuracy.

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Who fought in the Afghanistan war?

The war consisted of Americans and afghan freedom fighters vs Afghanistan militia the Taliban which was a very strict militia.

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Did Bush have permission for the Afghanistan invasion?

YES. While no declaration of war was actually even drafted by Congress, Congrees did approve an AUMF. An AUMF is an authorization for use of military force against a specific target or for a specific purpose. In the case of Afghanistan, Congress approved an AUMF for the use of US military forces in Afghanistan.

As for whether the Afghanistan invasion followed the international laws of war, this is much more debatable. However, since the purpose of the invasion was to hunt down an international criminal who was being given shelter by the current government, that can easily be seen as a justification for war.

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What Countries were in the War in Afghanistan?

Directly and Indirectly: USSR, USA, Pakistan

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What countries have war with Afganistan?

Now there is no country doing war in Afghanistan. Disturbances, Fighting, Blasting bombs etc etc. are done by the Talibans and Al-Quaeda

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How many deaths from Afghanistan war?

5000.

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Was communism an issue in the war in Afghanistan?

It depends on which one. Communism was an issue in the Soviet-Afghan War from 1979-1989. Communism is not an issue in the current US-Afghan War from 2001-Present.

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