Introduction to Geology
Introduction to Geology GEOL 1010
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2 Has the US military campaign against the Taliban been successful why or why not We promised to remove the Taliban regime from power and create a viable democratic state which we have not done the only time we came close was It was when we moved the Taliban out of the South and East but we didn t properly act after that It was only a matter of time until they started to resettle into the mountains in the South and East and in 2009 the situation had ultimately become the most violent in recent history of the war Mullah Muhammad Omar promised to launch the insurgency during the Taliban s last days in power and that s exactly what happened in 2002 On June 13 2008 Taliban ghters demonstrated their ongoing strength freeing 400 Taliban POWs embarrassing NATO and the United States Finally on November 262009 Afghan president Hamid Karzai made a public plea to the United States to engage in direct negotiations with Taliban leadership It was made clear by the Obama administration that they opposed such talks We had the chance and instead of negotiating we sent 30000 more troops to Afghanistan 3 From your perspective is the longterm future for Afghanistan optimistic or pessimistic Very pessimistic we denied negotiations and the Taliban are perfectly capable of sustaining itself indefinitely They now have as many as 25000 dedicated soldiers almost as many as they had before we had forced them over the border into Pakistan It s a fucked up situation America said they are ready to being peace initiatives but the Taliban decline to participate While there are still foreign troops in their territory All that s new is Pakistan and US tension has increased greatly after we killed some of their troops the significance is that Pakistan has a collusion With the Taliban
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