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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Russia
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Soviet Union (USSR)

How many people were killed in the Soviet Afghanistan war?

The Soviet Afghan War killed an estimated 1,000,000 civilians.

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Why is the US in Afghanistan?

Because they have forget the Vietnam War and they just want to remember how they have seen more dangerous country then Vietnam and are scared and they are now trying to get out of it.

Because it just makes economic sense. dumping US monies in to a no load country while US citizens are losing there jobs, families to divorce, their houses to forecloses, their kids to drug abuse, and a failing education and health care system.....etc; go team!

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What countries other than US are at war with Iraq and Afganistan?

Britain has been there (I think soon to withdraw) and good old Australia though she hasn't many soldiers there and they are poorly equiped. More a token effort because their military is a bit third world. I think Japan was there for a while.

This didn't answer the question. They aren't at war with either of Iraq or Afghanistan, more they are at war with factions, rebel and terrorist groups which operate inside these countries. As for Australia having a "third world" military, Australian soldiers are trained better than that of the US and UK, even the lowest ranking rifle man is taught to think like an officer incorporating strategy and tactics into their actions. There is a reason why our operations, more often than not suffer no casualities...

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Why did the US become involved in the war in Soviet-Afghan War?

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 been kicked out, from Alexander the Great on up...) we could have stayed there and fixed the country back up and made them our allies but we didn't. We left, the Taliban came in to the picture, and that was that. That led to al Quaeda, 9/11 and the current conflict there. There's a good chance that had we gone to Afghanistan and build a couple of hospitals, a school or three, and maybe some roads, we wouldn't be in the pickle we are now, and 9/11 would never have happened.
The US supported the Taliban against the Soviet occupation. It provided covert guns, ammunition, intelligence and cash through Pakistan.

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History of the United States
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When was Afghanistan war?

Which one?

For hundreds of years different nations have thought that it would be a good idea to go into Afghanistan. They've all been wrong.

If History teaches us one thing its that Afghanistan is the only country in the world never to have been conquered by any nation.

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Hungary
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How many Hungarian troops are in Afghanistan?

About 360.

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Soviet Union (USSR)

When did the Soviet-Afghan war start?

The Soviet army entered Afghanistan in Dec 25, 1979.

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This answer is incorrect, the Soviet army actually entered Afghanistan on the 24th of December 1979.

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This answer is also incorrect, the Soviet Army actually invaded Afghanistan on December 27th 1979.

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Military Awards and Medals
War in Afghanistan

Is there a list of Silver Star recipients of the Afghanistan War?

That list should certainly be available because the flow of information technology has vastly improved.

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History of Russia
Afghanistan
War in Afghanistan
Soviet Union (USSR)

What was the effect of the Soviet-Afghanistan war?

An estimated 1 million Afghan civilians were killed.

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What are the good points of the afghan war?

There are none. people die. is that good?

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How many US soldiers are at war in Afghanistan?

84,000 US Soldiers are currently at war in Afghanistan

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How many countries have been in the Afghanistan war?

18

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Which one was not an issue with the communism Korean war the cold war or the war in Afghanistan?

Both the Korean War and the Cold War were at issue with Communist expansion. The only one not at issue with Communism is the Afghanistan conflict.

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What time did the current Iraq Afghanistan war start?

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!!

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Vietnam War
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Afghanistan
War in Afghanistan

What was the role of superpowers In Afghanistan war?

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.

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War in Afghanistan

How old is David Hicks?

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.

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How many soldiers have been wounded in the Afghanistan war?

Terrorists? Or Coalition military personnel? Or Afghanistan security forces? Or US Airmen, or US Marines, or US Soldiers?

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When will the war in Afghanistan end?

Throughout the ages, Afghanistan has been no stranger to war. The current war in Afghanistan is preceded by the eleven-year Afghan Civil War between the Taliban and the US-backed Northern Alliance (aka the United Front). Before that, the Soviet-Afghan War lasted for ten years. Before that, Great Britain invaded Afghanistan nine times. No one can say when Afghanistan will ever know peace again.

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History of the United States
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When did the Afghanistan war end?

the war started on the 7th october 2001 and ended in december

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Afghanistan
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When did the United State enter the Afghanistan war?

It's not the Afghanistan war, it's a US war. The US attacked Afghanistan on October 7, 2001. did we attack because of 9/11? what did we attack afghanistan?

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Why did the US go to war in Afghanistan?

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. After many failed attempts to negotiate a turn over of Bin Laden to the US, the US finally launched a formal attack on Afghanistan and more precisely, the Taliban.

(see the related link below)

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Why did the soviet war in afghanistan occur in the 1980's?

because they were made at each other

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Iraq War
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Which war came first the Afghanistan war or the Iraq war?

1. Operation Desert Storm (Removing Iraq from Kuwait) occurred in January-February 1991 (lasted about 45 days).

2. Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) occurred in October 2001; a result of 9/11.

3. Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq) occurred in 2003; removing Hussain from power.

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How many under 18's go to war in Afghanistan?

None from the United Kingdom nor the Unites States, and I suspect neither the rest of NATO. Some Afghan people may begin fighting at young ages.

However, both the UK and the USA allow certain under-18s to enlist. Both countries have policies forbidding the deployment of under-18s to any combat zone. However, it has come out that several dozen under-18s were deployed to Afghanistan during 2003-2005; in both countries' cases, the deployments seems to be anomalies (either mistaken orders, or mass deployments of units without proper checks on eligibility), and, so far, have not been repeated.

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Why did Australia go to war in Afghanistan?

because they were told to..

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