Conflict Between America And Afghanistan

961 WordsApr 30, 20154 Pages
Introduction I know that this conflict between America and Afghanistan has been going on since 2001 after the September 11 attacks on the U.S. Pentagon and the New York Twin Towers. It was shortly after this that then President George W. Bush requested the Taliban to turn in Osama bin Laden for his role in orchestrating the attack. As expected the Taliban would not cooperate and hand him over the United States officials. President George W Bush then called in air strikes around October of 2001. The United States eventually won the war by overthrowing the Taliban and al-Qaeda. They were also successful in setting up military bases in or close proximity to the cities of Afghanistan. This war has led to a lot of freedom for those that lived in Afghanistan as well as a lot of deaths of innocent individuals that live in the country. However the United States were unsuccessful in capturing Osama bin Laden until 2011. By that time our country was under the leadership of President Barack Obama. In 2011 the U.S. Navy SEALS set up a raid in Pakistan in attempt to locate and capture Osama bin Laden. I have not saw it or read exactly how they knew he was hiding out in Abbottabad, Pakistan but the leader of the SEALS Team Six ordered the attack. The United States honored the tradition of Islamic culture by giving his body the proper burial at sea. The war was supported by many but criticized by others. People wanted to know that it was really bin Laden that was killed. Al-Qaeda responded
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