U.s. Troops From Afghanistan

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Exiting Afghanistan Austin Schmidt American Government Mr. Pankow November 18, 2014 Over the years there 's been a lot of controversy over the fact that U.S. troops are currently residing in Afghanistan and have been there since 2001. Many are wondering why we 're still there and why haven 't we left yet. Others want to know the positive outcomes of the roughly thirteen years that our troops have been there. Are we doing the right thing by being there? Background information about the War in Afghanistan is absolutely necessary in order to discuss the withdrawal of United States ' troops from Afghanistan. The history intertwining the United States and Afghanistan is a long and complex chronology. For full transparency I…show more content…
Shortly after the Republic of Afghanistan was set up by Mohammed Daoud Khan, the Afghanistan 's presidential palace was attacked by a section of the communist People 's Democratic Party of Afghanistan called the Khalq faction. Mohammed Daoud Khan was killed and his government overthrown in the process of this revolution called the Saur Revolution. A man named Nur Muhammad Taraki takes control of the new government that came into power after the Saur Revolution, and he set up a Marxist Government. His government 's goal was to industrialize Afghanistan and provide full equality for women. This enraged fundamentalists deeply, but Taraki carried on with his plans. On December 5th of 1978, Taraki signed the “20 Year Treaty of Friendship” with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics(USSR). This treaty was developed for a few reasons. One, to strengthen the internal strength of Taraki 's party, and Afghanistan 's international security and presence. Two, the Soviets agreed to undertake helping Taraki improve Afghanistan 's social and economic achievement. Third, to increase the defensive capabilities of both nations. Finally, to declare a twenty year “unshakable” friendship between the two parties. On January 1st, 1979, Taraki began internal land reforms in Afghanistan that upset many long holding Afghani families. This reform limited them to the amount of land they could own, which was dependent on the “quality of the land”. Any
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