Friday, April 30, 2010
War in Afghanistan and its Reasons
The War in
From May 1996, Osama bin Laden had been living in
The 9 – 11 attacks
20 September 2001, in an address to a joint session of President George W. Bush delivered an ultimatum to the Taliban, to: Congress, U. S.
- Deliver al-Qaeda leaders located in
to the Afghanistan . United States
- Release all imprisoned foreign nationals, including American citizens.
- Protect foreign journalists, diplomats, and aid workers in
- Close terrorist training camps in
and “hand over every terrorist and every person and their support structure to appropriate authorities”. Afghanistan
- Give the
full access to terrorist training camps to verify their closure. United States
The Taliban refused to directly speak to Bush, stating that talking with a non-Muslim political leader would be an insult to Islam. But they made statements through their embassy in
Moderates within the Taliban allegedly met with American embassy officials in
The UN Security Council did not have to authorize the sue of force in the NATO-led military operations in Afghanistan as it was an act of collective self-defence provided for under Article 51 of the UN Charter. The Security Council has, however, authorized the International Security Assistance Force to use force in its mission of securing the country.
Timeline of the War
2001: Initial attack
At approximately ( p. m. EDT, local time) on
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