On September 11th, 2001 our way of life, and our freedom came under attack in multiple attacks in New York City, Virginia and a Field. This attack killed thousands of American citizens. The victims were in airplanes and at work.
Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by acts of terror by the terrorist group known as Al Qaeda. President Bush made it clear, that whoever did this act, would pay for their actions. After finding out what terrorist carried this out, we began to declare war on them and on The Taliban for harboring them. With some of the public divided on whether we should continue to attack Afghanistan, it is obvious we must not stop until successful of ridding terrorism. If we aren’t successful, we run the risk of getting attacked again. When the United States was attacked on September 11th, many Americans had no idea who and where Afghanistan was. Some Americans didn’t know who the Taliban or Osama Bin Laden was.
They do now. Ever since that day, leading terrorist Osama Bin Laden and the Taliban have been in a fierce battle with the United States. Many Americans are divided on fighting against the Taliban. There are good facts to both sides, but the facts are too strong and overwhelming to continue To fight against the War on terror. On October 7th 2001 President Bush announced that there will be military action in Afghanistan. These military actions began because the Taliban government refused to hand over Osama Bin Laden who was leader of Al Qaeda which was responsible for September 11th. We’ve been in the Afghanistan region for 16 years and people will say it’s unnecessary and that it became a lost war.
I believe that the Afghanistan War is not a lost war and that it’s beneficial to keep a military presence in the area. Being that Afghanistan plays a role in both the United States and the all over the world it’s important that we keep troops in the area. Even though this war has been costly on our military forces and our economy it is a necessary war nonetheless. If we were to leave Afghanistan now we would lose the progress that our troops have given their lives to achieve. From 2001 to 2011 there were about 100,000 American troops deployed in Afghanistan.(CNN.
com) These men and women sacrificed their lives for our freedom. And the invasion of Afghanistan was the beginning to the “war on terror” and a response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C.(History.
com) By fighting the War on Terror it has helped prevent future attacks and helped take down the terrorist group known as Al Qaeda. To this day we are still fighting the war on terror. The question arises, if the war has become seemingly unwinnable, why doesn’t the United States just leave? One of the reasons is that Washington wants to avoid leaving a free space in Afghanistan for terrorists to plan and execute attacks such as another 9-11 or worse. The United States has been in war with Afghanistan and Iraq for quite some time now. We will continue to fight this war on terror to keep this country safe and to protect the lives of others. This may take awhile for us to see progress but in order to achieve greatness all it takes is taking one step at a time. Each day we are fighting it is one more step to ending terror and by pulling out of the war it will end our progress.
What people consider a “Lost War” is not a “Lost War” it’s just the necessary steps we need to take to fighting the war on terror. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/08/21/asia/afghanistan-war-explainer/index.htmlhttp://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-led-attack-on-afghanistan-beginshttp://watson.brown.edu/costsofwar/files/cow/imce/papers/2016/War%20in%20Afghanistan%20and%20Pakistan%20UPDATE_FINAL_corrected%20date.pdf