The War Of Afghanist A Day Of Tragedy And Loss

1254 Words Apr 29th, 2016 6 Pages
Joe Trotti
Mrs. Zupan
Period 3
April 28, 2016

War in Afghanistan It’s the longest war our nation has ever been involved in. Thousands upon thousands of troops have died in it. The war in Afghanistan has been going on for fifteen years and it all started on a day no one can forget; September 11th, 2001 is a day of tragedy and loss created by Al Qaeda terrorist. Al Qaeda is “an international terrorist group existed which was dedicated to opposing non-Islamic governments with force and violence.” (Al Qaeda Background) At the time of September 11th President George Bush took action toward this catastrophe by sending U.S. Troops to invade Afghanistan on October 23rd in retaliation. The mission was to eradicate Al Qaeda and the President wanted to know who the leader was behind this mass destruction. Al Qaeda is the main reason for the war in Afghanistan occurring today but their numbers are slowing diminishing. Now the troops are there defending from small Afghan rebel groups instead of searching for them. Many U.S. Troops have been pulled out of Afghanistan over the past couple of years by President Obama. Some Americans believe that these troops shouldn’t be pulled out of Afghanistan because what’s left of Al Qaeda can regroup again and increase their deadly forces. Al Qaeda is one group but there are several more groups such as the Taliban and Isis that have formed. Others believe that we have been in Afghanistan longer than necessary and we should all the troops back…

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