The Continuing Conflict in Afghanistan

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The Continuing Conflict in Afghanistan


Among the political affairs various nations of the world are engaged into, the United States has conventionally been distinguished through its candidness to "self-analysis, self-criticism, and ultimately self-correction." (Scott 2007, p. 41) In the effects of the most explicit and nonstop efforts of the United states to administer dealings in the Middle East, it is more crucial than ever to become aware of the way the United States came to be drawn in this corner of the world, and the devastating consequences of that involvement. It is necessary to understand the reasons behind those violent political actions taken by the United State Government by examining the historical facts.

The history of the United State' invasion in Middle East, focusing on Iraq and Afghanistan has been long and painful. The newly elected administration in Washington was expected to bring peace and revolution regarding the conflict issue with the Middle East.

In his presidential election campaign, President Obama promises to end the war in Iraq by 2011, and redeploying brigades to Afghanistan where Taliban is resurgent. ( It is necessary for President Obama to continue the war in Afghanistan, since it already started by the former president and America is in the point of no return. (His action is also considered to be the refinement of former president Bush Sr' Pakistan-Afghanistan policy). In this case, obviously the historical background of America's war have a big impact in the decision making process of the current administration. In his speech to the veteran of foreign war, he said that the Afghanistan war is not the war of choice, but it is the war of necessity. (Baker, 2009)

"As a result, parts of Afghanistan are falling into the hands of the Taliban, and a mix of terrorism, drugs and...