Security Issues in Afghanistan
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As the United States prepares to withdraw its combat troops from Afghanistan in 2014, several experts agree that its future role in the country, which is the most dangerous, unpredictable and most unstable country in the world, is less secure than it was during the war against the Soviet Union in the 1980-89 period. After the US and Afghanistan signed the Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline (TAPI) in 2001-02, several high-level reports regarding the security situation inside Afghanistan were written, which became public.
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), which is in charge of the security in the country, issued a report to the secretary of defense in 2002. In this report, the military officers stated that there were some security issues in Afghanistan but that these problems were not as serious as they appeared to be in late 2002 and early 2003.
The military officers also stated that in 2002 and 2003, “the Taliban began conducting large scale terrorist attacks in Afghanistan against Afghan civilians and against coalition forces; the Taliban carried out large numbers of attacks against US and allied forces; and Afghan forces were incapable of taking full safety precautions to protect Afghan civilians.
• Congress should authorize $200 million for anti-insurgency operations from November 1, 2004, through September 30, 2005, and $100 million for counter-insurgency operations during the remainder of this fiscal year of FY 2004. The funds must be distributed within the USACE, the Pentagon, and other relevant military and civilian agencies. The military should also conduct a comprehensive assessment of the conditions in Afghanistan, including the security environment since August 26, 2002, the security situation in the country, and the security situation throughout the country.
“The insurgency, which is now in its sixth year, has killed thousands of police officers and soldiers and has created a security environment in which the Taliban and al-Qaeda groups operate with significant operational freedom.
“A number of key problems remain.
Defense officials warn of the terrorist threat in Afghanistan.
Military and Afghan forces are working together to counter a growing terrorist threat in Afghanistan, but security officials are warning this is not at all a friendly effort.
In an article published on Aug. 1, 2013, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel wrote that it is critical for troops in Afghanistan to be able to respond quickly to deadly attacks. There is also a need for Afghan forces to better understand and recognize the threat that international forces pose. While acknowledging he is not personally trained in combat, Hagel underscored the importance of Afghan forces to helping the United States defend itself and its interests.
The article also warned against the risk that Afghans might mistakenly think that international forces are friendly or cooperative. Officials told the Associated Press that Hagel “also has concerns about the Taliban’s plans to attack U. forces, and believes this can have a negative impact on Afghan relations with the United States. ” Additionally, the article points to an increasing number of incidents in which Afghans have been involved in cross-border attacks against American soldiers.
Security officials are now discussing with Afghans the means to help American troops in Afghanistan better understand the Taliban’s intentions and protect U. personnel, the article explains, while warning against a potential terrorist attack on American forces.
Officials are also discussing ways to improve communication between U. forces and Afghan forces, as well as to encourage Afghans to avoid attacks against American forces. Security officials are worried that the risk of civilian casualties would likely prove too high to allow civilian soldiers to work with U. forces, the Associated Press noted.
Security officials said that the Afghan government is doing its part to help protect American forces.
Counterterrorism in the United States
This Article Contains a Significant Counterterrorism Element.
Counterterrorism has become a major focus of attention by some people, for instance, the media, law enforcement personnel, and other interested parties. The focus of the media is a new U. counterterrorism strategy, which includes new U. counter-terrorism efforts.
This article is not intended to be a comprehensive overview of how the U. government conducts counter-terrorism operations. It is merely intended to provide a broad overview of how U. counterterrorism efforts can be categorized, and how they relate to this article and other articles on the topic.
To be a successful counterterrorism program, the U. federal government must first decide what the goal is—to prevent terrorism or a terrorist attack or both. Government decides what the goal is, there are various methods for accomplishing that goal.
Counterterrorism is sometimes defined by the U. Government as preventing and deterring the use of weapons of mass destruction or nuclear, biological, or chemical warfare. The government must decide which terrorism tactic is the goal. The terrorist tactic is important, since terrorist attacks may be prevented or reversed or at least minimized by the use of lethal force.
Government will need to rely on a variety of counterterrorism tools to fulfill the goal of preventing terrorism. These tools include national security-related tools such as intelligence collection and sharing, military options, intelligence-processing tools, military-to-military capabilities, and law-enforcement capabilities.
The government’s counterterrorism efforts fall into three distinct categories, based on the type of national security-related counterintelligence technique it uses to accomplish the goal of preventing terrorism.
In the field of counterterrorism, the government often relies on military tactics and capabilities to accomplish the goal of defeating or deterring terrorism.
The Taliban and the U.S.
There is no doubt that the rise of ISIS, the Islamic State, has posed a problem for the United States and its allies. ISIS has gained momentum through the chaos that has created in the Middle East and now is threatening nations in Southeast Asia and Africa. The rise of Al-Qaeda in Yemen has also added to the problem. ISIS has the most advanced combat technology of any terrorist group in the world, and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is a terrorist leader. The Taliban, with the exception of Osama bin Laden, is not a terrorist organization.
The Taliban would certainly not cause America any more problems. The Afghan government has been stable for over 16 years since the United States pulled out of Afghanistan. They are a peace party, and a group of well-educated and skilled professionals. The Taliban were the Taliban; the government was always the government. There was not a war for their benefit; rather, the government was fighting to defend itself against the terrorists while the Taliban fought to defend itself against the same terrorists.
In 2014, the Taliban were the ones that were killing Americans in the first place. During the Bush and Obama administrations, there were no strikes in Afghanistan. The United States was trying to figure out a way to get the Taliban to stop killing Americans in the middle of nowhere in Afghanistan. The United States and the Afghan government were engaged in a diplomatic battle over which government would control the land between Helmand and Bagram. The United States did not care what the Taliban did after they left.
Afghanistan, however, became a problem. There was a massive influx of foreign fighters from Yemen, Pakistan, and other Muslim countries. The Taliban began to recruit fighters from these countries and then started fighting the government of Afghanistan. The United States, realizing that Afghanistan was a problem, got involved and ended up in the middle of a war between the Taliban and the Afghan government. The United States was caught between the Taliban and the Afghan government in a struggle that they had to resolve.
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