Friday, October 7, 2016

The U.S. Invasion Of Afghanistan Turns 15

Afghan anti-Taliban fighters watch explosions from U.S. bombing in the Tora Bora Mountains in December 2001.

Radio Free Europe: America's War In Afghanistan: 15 Years, Three Stories

Fifteen years ago, in response to 9/11, the United States launched a bombing campaign in Afghanistan on October 7, 2001, that led to the end of the radical fundamentalist Taliban regime and initiated one of the world's most expensive rebuilding projects.

Since then, Afghanistan has seen significant progress in women's rights, millions of children who might otherwise have been denied educations have been to school, and independent media have flourished. And yet, for all the billions spent, Afghanistan remains one of the poorest and most unstable countries in the world, with corruption rife, the drug trade rampant, and growing insecurity a global concern.

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WNU Editor: This sums up 15 years of war .... After 15 years, Taliban still control as much Afghanistan area as when war started (Times of India)

More News On The The U.S. Invasion Of Afghanistan Turning 15

America's longest war - Lost opportunities in Afghanistan? -- DW
15 years on, the Afghan war still defies US timelines -- AFP
War without end: Things to know as Afghanistan invasion turns 15 -- RT
Afghanistan in numbers, 15 years after US invasion -- AFP
Afghanistan Is an Infinite Quagmire -- May Jeong, New Republic

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