The War Of Afghanistan During The United States

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The War in Afghanistan is the longest war in the US history, lasting from 2001 to present, nearly 15 years in the running. Once the two planes, United Airlines Flight 175 and American Airlines Flight 11, hit the World Trade Center in New York, the US was brought into the Afghanistan war. Mainly this war was to end terrorism in the middle east, and in the whole world. President George Bush sent troops into Afghanistan for two reasons, ending terrorism, and finding the one who caused the horrific tragedy of September 11th, 2001. During the time of the Afghanistan war, 43rd President George W. Bush was elected into office when the war broke out. Before the attacks hit on September 11th 2001, the United States had funneled CIA funds to an anti-Taliban group to combat the Taliban and al Qaeda forces in Afghanistan. (Miller Center 2004). The United States were funding people in the middle east to control the Taliban and the al Qaeda forces so the US would not directly have to. The US would be making a lot of money, while they had other people control their fears of terrorism in the world. “Bush believed that the threat of U.S. power had lost credibility with terrorists due to irresolute responses to attacks during the 1990s. Seemingly, terrorists felt that they had an open invitation to attack, only expecting minimum retaliation.” (Miller Center ,2004). Since the US did not directly respond to terrorist attacks in the early to late 90’s, terrorism began to grow, and fast. The US…
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