AFGHANISTAN
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...Afghanistan: People and Culture Roll No: Teacher: 29th November 2008 Table of Contents Table of Contents 2 Afghanistan: People and Culture 3 Introduction 3 People and Culture of Afghanistan 3 Conclusion 5 Works Cited 6 Afghanistan: People and Culture Introduction Afghanistan is a country that has its own culture, traditions and life styles. People in Afghanistan are multiethnic as they are generally considered belonging to an ethnicity on the basis of their residential locations. Major population of Afghanistan is Muslim with minority groups of other religions such as...
Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan Afghanistan is a country where war and terrorism are the only aspects that are mostly highlighted. What one does not know is that Afghanistan is actually a beautiful country with a rich culture and unique customs. Situated near the heart of Asia, Afghanistan is the forty first largest country in the world, spanning a total of 652,230 square kilometers, with its borders touching China, Pakistan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan (CIA 1991). Afghanistan’s harsh but breath taking landscape is dotted with rugged mountain ranges that dominate its central region, with grassy plains in the...
Afghanistan culture
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...Afghanistan Culture According to Barfield , “The outstanding social feature of life in Afghanistan is its local tribal or ethnic divisions. People’s primary loyalty is respectively to their own kin, village, tribe or ethic group, generally glossed qawm” (Barfield, p.18). Even though Muslims constitute the majority of population in Afghanistan, it doesn’t mean that all Afghanis have same customs, traits and beliefs. It should be noted that Afghan Muslims are divided into different groups based on their belongingness in different tribes and ethnic groups. Perhaps Afghan Muslims are the most fundamentalist religious group in the world which...
Afghanistan culture
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...Afghanistan Culture According to Barfield , “The outstanding social feature of life in Afghanistan is its local tribal or ethnic divisions. People’s primary loyalty is respectively to their own kin, village, tribe or ethic group, generally glossed qawm” (Barfield, p.18). Even though Muslims constitute the majority of population in Afghanistan, it doesn’t mean that all Afghanis have same customs, traits and beliefs. It should be noted that Afghan Muslims are divided into different groups based on their belongingness in different tribes and ethnic groups. Perhaps Afghan Muslims are the most fundamentalist religious group in the world which...
Obama's Policy in Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan Table of Contents Table of Contents 2 Introduction 3 Background 3 Obama’s policy 4 Challenges in Afghanistan 7 How is Obama doing? 8 Recommendations 9 Conclusion 10 References 11 Introduction Barack Obama, the 44th US president, is the first Afro American president of the country. On November 4, 2008 he was elected as the president of United States of America and on January 20, 2009 he took oath (White House, President Barack Obama). Prior to this period US was going through a challenging situation as on one hand there was global recession which made the country’s economy cripple and on the other hand US troops were struggling to get the ultimate success in Afghanistan... Obama’s Policy in...
Heroin trafficking from Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan (Course, semester, class) (Name of the professor) (Date: mm: dd: yy) Heroin trafficking from Afghanistan Introduction Heroin, which is used as medicine and misused as drug is produced from opium poppy. Its production and distribution is a serious threat to the whole world. Besides, there is little chance for an addict to escape from the clutches of the same. When demand increases, the drug dealers make use... Heroin trafficking from...
Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan solicited help from the Soviet Union. However, instead of extending support to Afghanistan, the Soviet Union used the country to strengthen their strategic position at the juncture of Asia and the Middle East as part of their defensive strategy against the United States’ alliance with Pakistan and the surrounding Persian Gulf States. The major purpose for Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan was to secure... Strategic Intelligence Failure During the aftermath of the World War II, there was strong rivalry between two powerful countries, America and the Soviet Union to gain the status of global monarchy. It was when in 1954 American established military affiliations with Pakistan that...
U.S War on Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan It is explicitly clear that the recent incidents in Afghanistan have raised new doubts about the U.S strategy for winding down the unpopular war by the end of 2014. Americans truly understand that the question concerning Afghanistan is not about winning the war but whether it leads to national security. The Obama administration should speed up troop withdrawal and turn over combat to the Afghan Army. Getting rid of al Qaeda does not need a large scale and long term military presence in Afghanistan for several reasons. First and foremost, we must bear in mind that the military does very well in killing bad people, bombing command centers, destroying enemy troop formations... U.S. War on...
Opium in afghanistan
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...Afghanistan Introduction Opium is one of the economically viable plants recognized world over and unique to Afghanistan where it is cultivated in large scale. Due to its great economic value, many countries especially those considered as the first class and NATO members in particular have waged war against Afghanistan and even among themselves as to determining those to control the planting of the crop (Cocks). Existence of opium in Afghanistan saw the rise of the Taliban group that financed its operation by monies obtained from opium cultivation and trade. Opium is largely known as plant that contains chemical substance s used in the manufacturing of heroin. It is because of this use... Data Opium in...
Opium in Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan Introduction Opium is one of the economically viable plants recognized world over and unique to Afghanistan where it is cultivated in large scale. Due to its great economic value, many countries especially those considered as the first class and NATO members in particular have waged war against Afghanistan and even among themselves as to determining those to control the planting of the crop (Cocks). Existence of opium in Afghanistan saw the rise of the Taliban group that financed its operation by monies obtained from opium cultivation and trade. Opium is largely known as plant that contains chemical substance s used in the manufacturing of heroin. It is because of this use... Data Opium in...
Counter Insergency in Afghanistan
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...AFGHANISTAN 12TH MARCH 2008. THESIS: the major factor in achieving a strategic success against counter Insurgency is toprovide security for the local population, build security Forces and a free nation. At the peak of her power the Ex-Soviet Union wrongly contemplated its reach and occupation of the warm water of the Gulf. In order to fulfill this wish the Soviet Union landed her forces into the neighboring Islamic country Afghanistan. Khad (the secret Military Intelligence out fit of the Soviet Union) had already worked hard to cultivate pro-Soviet Communist regime under Bubrak Karmal and then Dr. Najeebullah in Kabul. So the communist coup happened in 1978... . As a response (SPUTNIC 1979...
Women in Afghanistan/ RAWA.
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...Afghanistan/ RAWA Introduction The rights of women in Afghanistan in the Taliban regime were oppressed. Thiswas under the guise that the Islamic religion forbids women empowerment and that the women were expected to be under men. This meant that women could not benefit from analogous rights as men (Esposito, p95). This was evident when women in Afghanistan were denied education among other liberties. The women were also expected to be chaperoned despite their age, and were required by Taliban laws to cover themselves with the traditional garment burqa. The women who dared to protest were treated brutally in order to ensure that they submit to the oppressive ways of the Taliban... . This was...
Bach bazi in Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan Bacha Bazi is an old tradition that existed in Afghanistan before the Taliban banned it, but has seen its root resurface among the rich and powerful men after the Talibans were defeated by USA (Bacha Bazi). Digging deeper into what Bacha Bazi entails, it involves the act of luring young men to dance for the rich and powerful so as to get money in return. The rich get exploit sexual advances from this young boys for a very long time (Bacha Bazi). As the documentary started, we can see a man going to look for a boy for recruit in Bacha Bazi. The man is a rich man and openly admits to look for poor boys in search of making money. Without any prior history of the man... , the family...
Detainees in Afghanistan
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...AFGHANISTAN and The Torture of Canadian Detainees in Afghanistan The Background The primary role of Human Intelligence intervention is to collect intelligence information through means of interpersonal contact. The critical components of human intelligence include interrogations and conversations with people who have access to the required information. Human intelligence can provide several kinds of information such as escaped friendly Prisoners Of War (POW), refuges and torture among the detainees1. Human Intelligence has the potential for handling the issue of torture of Canadian detainees in Afghanistan. Torture among the detainees is a painful act... and physical pain that the subjects of...
Detainees in Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan Major Regulatory and Legal Requirements Executive Orders To conduct intelligent activities invarious in any place, there are legal requirements which must be observed in the pursuit of information from the concerned individuals. This must be necessitated by a guanine need for the intelligence activities in that particular region. There should be timely, accurate and insightful information about the activities and plans which is enough to warrant human intelligence services1. There should be informed decision making concerning security issues and matters of foreign relations which are of great importance to warrant human intelligence. The collection of materials is primary... ? Detainees in...
United States vs. Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan. This paper provides an economic analysis of Afghanistan comparing it with the United States. Afghanistan is located... in the Middle East near the border of Pakistan. The country has a population of 29.12 million people. The population of Afghanistan is roughly 10% the size of the US population. The real gross domestic product per capita of the country is $900. This metric makes Afghanistan one of the poorest countries in the world. The United States with a real gross domestic product per capita of $46,000 has one of the highest standards of living in the world (CultureGrams, 2011). Afghanistan suffers from a number of social...
Goal of U.S in Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan? There are multiple schools of thought regarding the cause of US intervention in Afghanistan. According to one school of thought, US wants to confiscate Afghanistan from the hold of Al-Qaeda that is famous in the media for controlling the local tribes in Afghanistan and plotting the terrorist attacks elsewhere for personal gains. This is the ideology behind the so-called “War Against Terrorism”. According to another school of thought, US wants to have a central government in the South East Asia. This would serve as a platform for US which can be used to take hold of the oil reserves in Afghanistan as well as other resources in the nearby countries... What is the goal of U.S. involvement in...
The Soviet Afghanistan War
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...Afghanistan War [Institute’s The Soviet Afghanistan War In the late 20th Century, the political landscape of the world shifted drastically, and much of this shift is owed to the Soviet war in Afghanistan. This war was one that had little to do with Afghanistan, although it was fought there, but more to do with the other countries involved, namely, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the United States of America. The international involvement in the war prepared an unsophisticated and unorganized guerilla force for sustained combat operations that lasted over 9 years and demoralized one of the world’s largest superpowers, consequently paving the way for its downfall (Arnold, 1985... ? The Soviet...
Women's rights in Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan Have Not Improved Introduction It has been nearly two decades that there has been any reliable demographic statistics on Afghanistan. During the late 70's it had been estimated that over two million Afghans out of 16 million had been killed in the war of resistance against the Soviet occupiers and later on in the civil war unleashed by fundamentalist alliances, enjoying the espousal of foreign powers. It is also noted that one and half million Afghans have been victims of the war fallout, whereas nearly five million had been forced into refugee camps set up in Iran and Pakistan. Consequently, majority of those presently living in Afghanistan have been internally... displaced as...
Lost and found:treasures of afghanistan
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...Afghanistan Afghanistan is one country that has borne the brunt of attacks from many nations. It has been hit because of terrorist activities and extremist forces. Afghanistan is a country which has been wounded many times and this is all because of the Afghan policy. What this means is that Afghanistan has people who are unhappy with how Afghanistan should have been and what Afghanistan will be able to do in the future. The coming days look bleak because Afghanistan cannot prosper ahead easily. There are many difficulties which Afghanistan is facing right now and one can be sure that these will continue. Afghanistan is a war ravaged country because there have been... ?Lost and Found: Treasures of...
War in Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan is a war that we should... not be willing to lose, but it is going to probably happen that we will lose anyway since for the most part we really don't know what we're doing over there. According to Tanner (2002), "The ranks of the Taliban grew in direct proportion to the society's desperate desire for order" (p. 279). It has been proven that it would be fruitless for American troops to go into the mountainous regions of Afghanistan. The place is a dead zone. Actually, there are many places in Afghanistan that are like that. Outposts are in the middle of places where there are no people. Much of the problem with Afghanistan...
Tracking Civilian Deaths in Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan: Data Analysis For purposes of this response, the article entitled “tracking civilian deaths in Afghanistan” represents the analyst with something of a unique situation. Ultimately, at any point in time that data/statistics are utilized as a means of proving a particular point, the analyst must be keenly aware of the potential for bias and incorrect measurement/inference that can necessarily be drawn from this type of representation. Whereas it is true that there are differing shades of bias and that Ms. representation of data is oftentimes done without a malicious intent, or indeed without any intent at all, the article in question provides... the reader with a core example of...
US military presence in Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan Introduction There is no denying the fact that the US led war in Afghanistan has given way to many serious questions and issues. Many of the concerned groups and agencies within and without the United States tend to wonder whether the war in Afghanistan is winnable or would it eventually give way to a limbo like situation as it happened in Vietnam. There are varied reasons that are propping up doubts and confusions regarding the US invasion of Afghanistan. Many tend to question whether the US military presence in Afghanistan is justifiable when the Hamid Karzai led government in Afghanistan tends to be really corrupt... of the Business of the Concerned 25 September US Military Presence in...
Methods of Engagement in Afghanistan
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...AFGHANISTAN METHODS OF ENGAGEMENT IN AFGHANISTAN METHODS OF ENGAGEMENT IN AFGHANISTAN INTRODUCTION In the wake of the invasion of Afghanistan by the United States and its allies in 2001, in retaliation for its coddling of Osama bin Laden, self-confessed chief perpetrator of the 9/11 attacks against key US cities, the government of Taliban holding the country’s fort was toppled. Political reconstruction of that country immediately began as was mandated by a United Nation- sponsored conference held in Bonn. Thus, the country adopted a new Constitution, had its first presidential election in 2004, and placed in power, through popular vote, its first National... Running Head: METHODS OF ENGAGEMENT IN...
War in Iraq and Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan (Fight against Terrorism or Hegemony of Superpowers) Introduction This study is undertaken as part of the study for Postgraduate Programme in International Relations. Through the study we'll try to analyse the subject in view of the threat that terrorism has posed for the global society, the fight undertaken against terrorism and the ongoing discussions. This was has indeed brought the issue of terrorism to the forefront. But taking a look at the events that have unfolded during the last 3-4 years, this entire issue requires a fresh look. Background War in Iraq and Afghanistan brought the issue of terrorism in the forefront of world politics. Till 9/11 happened... ...
Soviet Union Involvement in Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan" In 1919 the British colonial rule in Afghanistan came to an end when its king, King Amanullah declared Afghanistan as an independent country. For the recognition of the newly formed country and to create good political relations with its neighbor's delegations were sent to different countries. Amongst these the most important one was the Soviet Union (Ottawa, 1980). The Soviet Union had also undergone a transformation in those days as the last tsar ruler had been toppled in 1917 and had been replaced by Lenin. Then delegation from Afghanistan was given a very positive response and Moscow recognized and accepted the new country and at the same... "How Did the Soviet Union Become Involved in...
State and Society of Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan The presence of United s forces and NATO has created anarchy and confusion among the people of Afghanistan. Many view it as a form of imperialism in practice. This is because Afghanistan has a legitimate government. A research by WPO revealed that in every five in a group of six nations object the presence of NATO and U.S forces in Afghanistan. However, the poll of ABC/BBC in 2009 reported that 68 percent of Afghans were pleased with the presence of U.S forces in their country1. Nonetheless, the report notes that not all the Afghans had the positive feelings on U.S presence. NATO’s spokesperson pointed out that its strategy was to increase the size of Afghan Security... and Society of...
Soviet Union Invasion of Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan in 1979 to install and establish the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) in power. This invasion lasted a whole 9 years and culminated in the soviet-afghan friendship treaty which was signed in 1978. This treaty allowed Afghanistan to ask for military assistance from USSR. The USSR invaded Afghanistan in December in an attempt to rescue and save their failing communist regime. Before the attack, the government and president of Afghanistan had been overthrown in 1978 because of which a bloody rebellion reform started mostly in the rural areas. After the invasion, the Soviet Union killed the existing president of Afghanistan... ? and Section # of Introduction: The Soviets invaded...
Afghanistan is a failed state
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...AFGHANISTAN IS A FAILED Afghanistan is a failed What are the challenges to nation-building in Afghanistan?" Insert Insert Course Title Insert Instructor’s Name 04 May 2011 Afghanistan is a failed state. What are the challenges to nation-building in Afghanistan?" Afghanistan is a mountainous landlocked country found in the South Central Asia, bordered by Pakistan in the south and east, Iran in the west, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in the north, and China in the far northeast (Afghanistan, 2011). Various ethnic communities can be found in the country, with the most common being the Pashtun ethnic group, although there are a few other ethnic groups such as Tajiks, Uzbeks... ?Running head:...
Will Afghanistan achieve peace and prosperity?
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...Afghanistan Introduction Afghanistan is an Arab nation bordering China, Iran and Pakistan, Tajikistan and uzebkistan. This region is usually referred by many political analysts as the deadly triangle as a result of a series of civil wars experienced by the three nations. It is a landlocked nation occupying part of South, Central and Western Asia. Afghanistan’s population is approximated to be thirty million head counts which almost the same as that of that of Uganda in Africa. Afghans population growth rate is approximately similar to the population growth rates of most third world country like Brazil. Afghanistan is approximately 647,500 square km making it one of the top fifty... ? Hope For Peace In...
Pull our troops from Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan and the progress achieved by them is being considered as substantial but ‘fragile and reversible’ by the Pentagon. President Obama has given signs of pulling back... ?Operation Enduring Freedom started way back in 2001, various targets have been achieved, many important Taliban and Al Qaeda leaders including Osamabin Laden have been killed and captured and a remarkable progress have been made in strengthening the Afghani government and security agencies but the costs of the war have been gigantic and amount to almost $350 billion with $7 billion dollars being spent monthly. After the sending the additional 30,000 troops last year, currently we have around one hundred thousand troops in...
Pull our troops from Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan and the progress achieved by them is being considered as substantial but ‘fragile and reversible’ by the Pentagon. President Obama has given signs of pulling back... Operation Enduring Freedom started way back in 2001, various targets have been achieved, many important Taliban and Al Qaeda leaders including Osama bin Laden have been killed and captured and a remarkable progress have been made in strengthening the Afghani government and security agencies but the costs of the war have been gigantic and amount to almost $350 billion with $7 billion dollars being spent monthly. After the sending the additional 30,000 troops last year, currently we have around one hundred thousand troops in...
Methods of Engagement in Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan is a country rich in culture and natural resources. However, years of combat and retaliation against outside forces has left the land and its people in ruins. Before trying to implement any relief strategies in Afghanistan one must begin by understanding the country’s long history. The people of Afghanistan always seem to be fighting some sort of war. They are either struggling with external innovators or a rebellion from within the country. The turmoil began with the invasion attempt and fails of Alexander the Great, continued throughout their quest for independence from Britain rule. The long battle with the Soviet Union which eventually ended in the late 1980’s and gave rise... ...
Afghanistan in the Cold War
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...Afghanistan in the Cold war Turmoil has been consistent in modern Afghanistan commencing in the 1970s.This was after the invasion of the Soviet Union in Kabul where they installed a sympathetic leader to their policies. Those that opposed this, fellow Muslims to be specific and who were against anticommunism ideas got utmost support from the united states and other Islamic countries such as Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. After the withdrawal of the soviet in the year 1989, a fierce civil war broke out among the local rival factions which ultimately lead to the emergence of the Taliban who seemingly ruled until the year2001 only to be stopped by the United States led invasion of Afghanistan... ....
Islam and Resistance in Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan The book Islam resistance in Afghanistan by Olivier Roy (a French anthropologist) was published in 1990 by the Cambridge University Press (Pipes, 1987). This updated edition of Roy’s earlier work, expounds on the resistance movement by Afghanistan up to the mid-1989. In this historical book, all the occurrences are chronologically put across as Roy tries to give an account of what happened that triggered one of the greatest Islamic resistances in this society. He examines the historical, structural and ideological composition of the development of Afghanistan’s military and political condition. Moreover, he compares the resistance of the Afghans... with the fundamental movements...
United States involvement in Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan United s involvement in Afghanistan In their book, Myths, Illusions, and Peace: Finding a New Direction for America in the Middle East, authors Ross and Makovsky (2009) explore a range of myths and illusions that underpin the challenges that the United States has faced in dealing with the Arab world. The two authors trace the challenges of the United States policy on the Middle East from the Cold War era to the current age. Illustrations are made regarding on how faulty assumptions developed into wrong approaches regarding the interests, perspectives, and political objectives of the Middle East. For instance, the United States wrongly interpreted the response... ? United s involvement in...
Why should we stay in Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan? Why should we stay in Afghanistan? After the United s of America has driven Taliban out of power, established the pro-US democratic government of Mr Hamid Karzai, and the killing of the most wanted terrorist in the world, Osama Bin Ladin, the question arises whether America should leave Afghanistan. However, there are strong arguments for US troops to stay in Afghanistan for the prosperity and the betterment of Afghanistan itself and the whole world at large. Arguments for staying The foremost reason why we should stay in Afghanistan is the strategic importance of the place (Woodward, 2011). America supported the Taliban against Soviet Union to make this world uni... Why should we stay in...
Canadian troops must be in Afghanistan.
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...Afghanistan The Canadian forces in Afghanistan have engaged in the first intense combat activity since the Korean War. The criticism against the presence of Canadian forces is unfounded, baseless, and should be discouraged in any way possible. The Canadian troops in Afghanistan have registered tremendous success during the mission, consequently becoming a source of national pride and capability. The sweat, blood and efforts of the patriotic, brave and selfless women and men of Canada cannot and should not be belittled by anyone unfairly criticizing the troops’ presence in a foreign nation. Although there has been several hurdles, some of which are yet to be cleared like... ?Canadian Troops Must Be In...
Canadian troops must not be in Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan The war waged on Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks has involved many nations including Canada, United Kingdom and Pakistan. The original agenda of the war was to wipe out the roots of terrorism and help the national government of Afghanistan to tackle the issues which they previously could not. The United States invited many of the nations to send their troops for the Afghanistan War and Canada has been involved in the war because it is one of the NATO countries. Up till 2008 the Canadian forces had suffered from 82 deaths and more have followed over the years. The other nations which have been involved in active fighting in Afghanistan are U.S, Britain... ?Canadian troops must not be in...
Afghanistan: In Which Direction Do We Go?
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...Afghanistan? Years after the overthrow of the Taliban, Afghanistan remains one of the poorest and most underdeveloped countries in the world. Regional security, rooting out extremism and curtailing the production of opium are three important pillars of the US-Afghan relationship. Of course, this Central Asian country is presently under a joint NATO occupation following the US-led overthrow of the fanatical Taliban regime in the wake of the attacks of September 11th. The American-Afghani relationship is complex and the complexity has been a feature of this relationship since the early days of the invasion of the Soviet Union in Afghanistan when American support for the myriad... Where do we go in...
Americas military involvement in Vietnam and Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan. The Vietnam Conflict started in 1955 whereas the present Afghan Conflict started four centuries later, in 2001. Since recently, comparisons between the two conflicts have been made. Both wars started for entirely different reasons, Vietnam having more of an ideological leaning in essence. They have been bloody wars and the masses being largely idealistically in favor of peace have vehemently opposed America’s involvement in both conflicts. Although the Afghan war is still going on and for that reason, the consequences of the war cannot be completely compared; but since... ? This paper would attempt to compare the reasons and consequences of America’s military involvement in Vietnam and...
Making of Narco State in Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan Afghanistan is a nation full of stories of war and civil unrest which causemainly of external interference and internal tribal conflicts. Its name is believed by some as formed from "Apagan" which means brave and noble, and this name, from ethnological point of view, is the term by which the name Pashtun was derived. Pashtun is a tribe in Afghanistan having the largest number of all. Although, in history the place is attributed to Pashtuns, but generally, Afghanistan is a nation having variety of kingdoms that separate each tribe from one another. Until today, this is one of the biggest reasons for conflicts within the region... The Influence of Tribalism and the Making of Narco in...
We Should Pull Our Troops from Afghanistan.
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...Afghanistan?n Existing political atmosphere in Afghanistan demand a stable and powerful government and the U.S. troops began to face severe opposition from the people in Afghanistan as well the international community. Majority of Afghan people and the Afghan Pakistanis and the inhabitants of Central Asian Taliban accept the military operation as Western capitulation. Taliban continue its encouragement to Afghanistan for preventing Western invasion. Many ethnic groups and political pressure groups strengthen their independence struggle against Western invasion. It is relevant to connect the issue of Afghanistan to Vietnam. David Halberstam and Daniel Joseph Singal... ?We Should Pull Our Troops from...
Afghanistan and the U.S. military mission there
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...AFGHANISTAN: President Obamas speech at US military academy West Point on the first of this years December has been received with mixed emotions. Its understandable since the country which is already facing so much downsizing can ill afford a war which has been using up much of their resources since the last eight years. Despite the motivational messages by the President, his decision to send a further 30000 troops in Afghanistan (The White House Blog 2009)has left many wondering if the decision would really wrap up the war or prove as another burden to the economy. Lingering doubts are due to the constant inability of the US forces to maintain peace, control drug production... or strengthen...
Imperial crusades..iraq, yugoslavia, Afghanistan and beyond
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...Afghanistan and Yugoslavia (Cockburn and Clair, 2004). These three wars affected millions of people worldwide and their economic costs were huge. The paper compares and contrasts the causes and impacts of the imperialistic wars of Afghanistan and Iraq. Both wars are termed as imperialistic because they are perceived as a US design to gain control over global resources. The paper discusses similarities and differences between these two wars to gain meaningful insights. Discussion To compare and contrast the two wars termed as imperialistic wars of US – Afghanistan War and Iraq War, it is essential to evaluate the key facts of the two wars... Imperial Crusades of the Institute Appears Here Appears Here...
Current U.S. foreign policy in Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan The values and interests on which the U.S. foreign policy has based for more than the two centuries of its existence have been peace and prosperity, stability and security, and democracy and defence. The objectives inherent in the foreign policy that the U.S. governments have sought to achieve throughout its history, according to Wittkopf, Jones and Kegley 2008, p. 29, are “freedom... ?U.S. Foreign Policy Introduction In simple terms foreign policy of a nation may be taken as the objectives that the government of a nation aims to achieve abroad, the values on which they are founded, and the measures employed to achieve these goals (Wittkopf & McCormick, 2004). Current U.S. Foreign Policy in...
Cameron and Obama Show Unity on Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan Terror and terrorism is not a present day phenomenon. It has existed since the evolution of contemporarysocieties. The article “Cameron and Obama show unity on Afghanistan” by Mark Landler gives us a clear insignt into what Bruce Hoffman has expressed in his book “Inside Terrorism”. Bruce underscores not only the new definitions of terrorism but what he actually conveys is the real face of contemporary terrorism that states are experiencing today. Terrorism was, is and perhaps will be the most striking phenomenon of this century. Bruce Hoffman has defined not only what the terrorism was in the history but he also throws light on the contemporary issues... ?Cameron and Obama show unity on...
"The United States' Invasion of Afghanistan"
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...Afghanistan" The US invasion of Afghanistan describes the misuse of power by governments as described by Machiavelli in his theories. According to the theory on moral tradition, Machiavelli criticized governments that failed to adhere to morals in their pursuits. It is appropriate to state that the United States failed in their role because it is immoral for a country to attack another (Meher 50). Based on Machiavellian theory, the invasion of Afghanistan signifies ruthless use of force. However, the United States used force to curb terrorism though it is wrong for a country to use force when creating stability (Meher 172). As a superpower, the United States interferes... Task: The United s Invasion of...
The invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq
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...Afghanistan and Iraq were necessary evils. There were several major wars within the span of the last hundred years and quite a few of them involved the United States. These wars included World War 1, World War II, Korean Conflict (War), Desert Storm, Iraq War, Afghan War. Our focal point would be the last two of these wars. But before we zero in on these two wars it would be relevant to look into the different perspectives of war itself. (Border, 192) Each of the wars included major and minor battles. They had varying and distinct reasons behind them. Allies and foes were distinctly different in each case. Each of the wars had a level of analysis. These levels were individual... The invasions of...
Political Science (U.S. foreign policy Afghanistan)
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...Afghanistan) of Introduction Good politics, policies, and practices have been listed as the three best ingredients by which public affair objectives may be achieved. This assertion implies that for a public policy to realize its objectives, it requires to be politically viable. However, a politically viable policy is only workable if it does change the immediate policy or the status quo and it must be implementable both theoretically and in practice to achieve its objectives (Brown & Scales, 2012). The United States and its NATO allies must, thus, ensure the intersection of three principles of good practices, good policies, and good politics in executing... Political Science (U.S. Foreign Policy...
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