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    • AFGHANISTAN By William Allen
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    • UZBEK PASHTUN TAJIK TURKMEN HAZARAS
    • HISTORICAL CROSSROADS Silk & Spice Trade Routes 328 B.C. Alexander the Great 642 A.D. Arabs introduce Islam 1219 A.D. Genghis Khan 1800’s Anglo-Afghan Wars
    • THE PROBLEM WITH AFGHANISTAN
    • Muhammad Zahir Shah 19 Years old Economic Development Educational Development Democratic Experiment
    • Peoples Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) Masses Faction Nur Muhammad Taraki Hafizullah Amin Banner Faction Babrak Karmal
    • MUJAHIDEEN
      • 1984 Support from U.S., Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan
      • Geneva Accords
      • Soviet withdrawal
      Muhammad Najibullah
    • TALIBAN “ Students” “ Madrasah” Rural Southern Pashtun Supported Initially 1998 Control 90% of Afghanistan
    • OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM 2001
    • WHY OPIUM?
      • Decreased Supply
      • Hearty Plant
      • Stabile Product
      • Profitable Crop
      • Economic Sanctions
      • Aid & Security
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    • INFRASTRUCTURE
    • OPIUM PRODUCTION
      • Questions?
    • REFERENCES Afghanistan and It’s Neighbors . Jun. 2006. United States Institute of Peace. 25 January 2007. <http://www.usip.org/pubs/specialreports/sr162_afghanistan.html > Background Note: Afghanistan . December2006. U.S. Department of State Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs. 2 February 2007. <http.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/5380.htm> Blood, Peter R. ed. Afghanistan: A Country Study . Washington: GPO for the Library of Congress, 1998. <http://countrystudies.us/afghanistan/index.htm> Boaz, John. Ed. Afghanistan . Farmington Hills, MI: Green haven Press, 2004. Defend America: U.S. Department of Defense News about the War on Terrorism. <http://www.defendamerica.mil/afghanistan/update/index.html> Early Bird News. (A news consolidation service for the U.S. Army). <https://www.us.army.mil/suite/earlybird/Apr2007/earlyBirdHome.html> Global Security. <http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/afghanistan/maps.htm> International Security and Assistance Force. <http://www.nato.int/isaf.htm>
    • REFERENCES cont. National Geographic. <http://www3.nationalgeographic.com/places/countries/country_afghanistan.html> Neanatollah, Nijumi. The Rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan . NY:Palgrave, 2002. North Atlantic Treaty Organization. <http://www.nato.int.html> Palka, E.J. Afghanistan . New York: McGraw-Hill, 2004. Powel, Bill. “Inside the afghan Drug War.” Time 19 February 2007: 28-37. Radio Free Afghanistan. <http://www.azadiradio.org/en.html> Trek Earth. <http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Asia/Afghanistan/page1.html> U.S. Department of State. <http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/5380.html> Weinbaum, Marvin G. Afghanistan and Its Neighbors, An Ever Dangerous Neighborhood . June 2006. United States Institute of Peace. <http://www.usip.org.html>