Afghanistan and Somalia

771 WordsFeb 2, 20183 Pages
Afghanistan and Somalia have had many terrorists emerge over the span of twenty years in order to evoke disorder in the world. The United States (U.S.) has been attempting to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat terrorists (A person, group, or organization that uses violent action, or the threat of violent action, to further political goals; frequently in an attempt to coerce a more powerful opponent) associated with al-Qaida and its affiliates ("U.S. Relations With Afghanistan"). For example, during the Battle of Mogadishu the U.S. attempted to capture Mohamed Farrah Hassan Aidid’s foreign minister Omar Salad Elmi and his highest political advisor, Mohamed Hassan Awale. In Afghanistan, the U.S. made a long-term commitment to help Afghanistan build a secure state with a democratic government that respects human rights ("U.S. Relations With Afghanistan"). In both Afghanistan and Somalia the U.S. has intervened sequentially to provide assistance and aid and has successfully done so. Diplomatic relations with Somalia have been established in 1960 with the U.S., after its constituent parts' independence from Italian and British administration. Somalia's elected government was replaced with a coup with military rule that reflected ideological and economic need for the Soviet Union. Somalia began to be contingent on the U.S. for military equipment and economic aid after the war with Ethiopia in the 1970s. Civil war within the 1980s directed the downfall of Somalia's vital government
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