of the Soviet Union to invade Afghanistan had a severe effect on the diplomatic relationship between the Soviets, and the United States, changing the complexion and nature of rivalry that existed between the two countries”.
Furthermore, Mayer (2008) maintains that the occupation of Afghanistan by the Soviet Army created a regional and a global security concern mainly because the neighboring of Iran, Pakistan and other nations of the world, were waiting anxiously for purposes of witnessing the response of United States. Mayer (2008 p. 61) asserts “that the response of the United States was a covert action by the CIA to arm and train the Mujahedeen fighters in Afghanistan for purposes of fighting the Soviet Union”. This operation began in the 1980s, and ended in 1989 with the withdrawal of the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. This paper analyzes the ethical issues surrounding the assistance that the United States gave to the Mujahedeen fighters during this period, only to label them later as terrorists when the Mujahedeen were no longer taking care of the interests of United States.
In meeting the objectives of this paper, this paper will talk about the Mujahedeen fighters, and the role that United States played in helping them to defeats the Soviet Union. This paper also analyzes the role of the Soviet Union in this crisis, and the reasons of its invasion of Afghanistan. Specifically, this paper will talk about the kind of support that the US gave to the Mujahedeen fighters, and the kind of support that Soviet Union gave to the Afghanistan government, and the impact of these supports today. This paper further identifies the methods in which the international community can use for purposes of disarming the Mujahedeen fighters, and the role of the society in this process. Furthermore, the researcher will talk about Al-Qaeda and their relationship with the Taliban, and how they evolved into becoming the enemies of United States. This paper focuses on the reasons