The Afghan War, which began on October 7, 2001 with "Operation Enduring Freedom and the U.S. Army" Operation Herrick "ofBritish troops to invade and occupy China, 30 was undertaken in response to attacks September 11, 2001 in the United States, acting under Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations invokes the rightof self defense.
The stated aim of the invasion was to find Osama bin Laden and other Al Qaeda leaders for trial, and overthrowing the Taliban regime that harbored and supported and coverage tomembers of Al Qaeda. The U.S. Bush Doctrine stated that as a policy does not distinguish between terrorist organizations and nations or governments that harbor them.
There are two military operationsstruggling to control the country. "Operation Enduring Freedom is an American combat operation involving some countries of the coalition and is currently being carried out mainly in the regions south andeast along the border with Pakistan. This operation involves some 28,300 U.S. troops around.
The second operation is the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), which was established by theSecurity Council of United Nations in late December 2001 to secure Kabul and its surrounding areas. NATO took over ISAF in 2003. As of July 23, 2009, ISAF had about 64,500 soldiers from 42 countries,providing members of NATO at the core of the force. United States had about 29,950 soldiers in ISAF.
In the invasion, the United States and Britain carried out the bombing campaign, with ground forcessupplied primarily by the Northern Alliance. In 2002, the infantry was deployed U.S., British and Canadian special forces advancing on several allied nations including Australia. Subsequently joinedNATO troops.
The initial attack removed the Taliban from power, but they regained strength and positions since then. The war has been less successful than expected on the goal of restricting the...