TITLE

Liquidation of American Forces from Afghanistan: Its Impacts on the Region

AUTHOR(S)
Javaid, Umbreen; Nasreen, Farhat
PUB. DATE
July 2013
SOURCE
South Asian Studies (1026-678X);Jul-Dec2013, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p307
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Soviet Union considered military invention in Afghanistan necessary for her territorial security as well as for the success of her global policies. They wanted to expand their political influence elsewhere in Central Asia. Moreover, USSR did not expect any serious resistance from Afghanistan. However, when Afghan Mujahideen showed such a severe resistance with the help of Pakistan and achieved many successes the USA also paid a serious attention to Afghanistan and provided every type of help to Mujahedeen. USA felt that their ancient ambition to become a sole superpower was going to be realized. However, when USSR retreated and America's desire was fulfilled she entirely lost her interest in Afghanistan. This resulted in perdition in Afghanistan. The Mujahedeen and freedom fighters were turned into terrorists' militant groups and there started a civil war among them. Then Taliban emerged at the political scenario and soon they were successful to achieve the rule of Afghanistan. However, they tried to enforce their own version of orthodox Islam that created much anxiety in the world. At the same time the incidents of 9/11 occurred and Osama bin Laden and his organization Al-Qaeda was held responsible for the incidents of 9/11. Osama took refuge in Afghanistan and America decided to punish and destroy him and Al-Qaeda. She attacked Afghanistan, again, without guessing the nature of Afghan nation and their retaliation. Therefore, now America has also decided to retreat and liquidate Afghanistan. Whether America will again commit the same mistake of leaving Afghanistan unattended and what will be its impact on the region? This paper tries to probe these apprehensions.
ACCESSION #
97776083

 

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