TITLE

Afghanistan: An Overview

AUTHOR(S)
Berger, Adam
PUB. DATE
March 2016
SOURCE
Points of View: Afghanistan;3/1/2016, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
An overview of the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan is presented. Protection of the democratic government by the U.S. military from Islamic fundamentalists affiliated with Taliban and al-Qaeda forces is described. Vocabulary such as "Jihad," "Mujahideen," and "Northern Alliance" are defined. The article discusses the political history of Afghanistan, focusing on the Soviet invasion of 1979, the rise of the Taliban government, and the U.S. response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
ACCESSION #
43263348

 

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