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The war in Afghanistan began on October 7th 2001. The primary reason for the invasion of Afghanistan resulted from the September 11 attack on the United States.

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´╗┐CHV2O Take Home Test ? Unit 3 5) The War in Afghanistan Summary All countries around the world should contribute their armed forces through peace keeping mission of the United Nations (UN) or other mechanisms, and support the Afghan people in removing the terrorist elements from their country. The UN is a well-respected organization that could make a positive change in bringing peace to Afghanistan and to help develop the infrastructure of the country for the betterment of its people. I believe that the UN has not been engaged in Afghanistan because their resources are limited and that they are focusing on humanitarian issues with countries such as Lebanon, Somalia, and Sudan. There is a strong role for the UN to get involved in Afghanistan in order to assist in activities such as the development of social and economical infrastructure and laws. The war in Afghanistan began on October 7th 2001. The primary reason for the invasion of Afghanistan resulted from the September 11 attack on the United States. The objective of this war was to dismantle the al-Qaeda terrorist organization, and push them out of Afghanistan?s territory. ...read more.


The war in Afghanistan is one of the first major conflicts that have happened in the 21st Century. This war in the response to the September 11th attacks on the United States Twin Towers buildings, in which nearly 3000 civilians lost their lives due to al-Qaeda?s actions, and also the assassination of anti-Taliban leader Ahmad Shah Massoud on September 9, 2001. Consequently, Afghanistan war started as a means to protect the civilians and to remove al-Qaeda from its power. Nations around the world including the NATO members felt that it was a worthwhile job to remove al-Qaeda, who was known to be behind the terror attacks. Various countries have been participating in the Afghan war such as Canada, United States, Britain, France, German, Italian, New Zealand, South Korean, etc. About 10 years into the war, finally the U.S. government flew its Navy Seals helicopter into Pakistan on May 1, 2011 killing Osama bin Laden, the founder and leader of al-Qaeda and the master mind behind many attacks on Americans. However, the war is still continuing. ...read more.


This is a complex task, but with the right mind and skill set it can be achieved. That said, the efforts could be derailed if countries disagree in their approach or if they have a hidden agenda. As it stands, the only country that is interfering with the process and goal to achieve peace is Pakistan. Pakistan is interfering by feeding information and secretly helping the terrorist groups, which is a major problem. Also, other countries such as Iran and North Korea may use the war to their advantage in slowing down the troops? efforts and country building process. However, the countries that are contributing to the war against Afghanistan are providing the civilians with hope and prosperity, which someday it will all turn out for the better. Although many lives were lost, they have accomplished a greater good by slowly but surely getting rid of terrorists and making a better place for all people globally. It is great to see countries being united in bringing peace for all. Based on the progress so far, we can be hopeful that terrorist groups such as the Taliban and al-Qaeda will be eventually removed and citizens of countries such as Afghanistan will not have to live in sorrow. ...read more.

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