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  MILITARY OF AFGHANISTAN : Encyclopedia Entry
The military of Afghanistan is composed of the Afghan National Army and the Afghan Air Force.
The President of Afghanistan is Commander in Chief of the military of Afghanistan.
Afghanistan did not have a traditional military in the Western sense after the fall of the Communist Government.
www.bibleocean.com /OmniDefinition/Military_of_Afghanistan   (605 words)

  
  Afghanistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the period of British intervention in Afghanistan, ethnic Pashtun territories were divided by the Durand Line and would lead to strained relations between Afghanistan and British India and later the new state of Pakistan over what came to known as the Pashtunistan debate.
Afghanistan is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest.
International efforts to rebuild Afghanistan lead to the formulation of the Afghan Interim Authority (AIA), as a result of the December 2001 Bonn Agreement, and later addressed at the Tokyo Donors Conference for Afghan Reconstruction in January 2002, where $4.5 billion was collected for a trust fund to be administered by the World Bank Group.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Afghanistan   (2675 words)

  
 Military of Afghanistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The military of Afghanistan is composed of the Afghan National Army and the Afghan Air Force.
The President of Afghanistan is Commander in Chief of the military of Afghanistan.
Afghanistan did not have a traditional military in the Western sense after the fall of the Communist Government.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Military_of_Afghanistan   (709 words)

  
 NATO Topics: NATO in Afghanistan - Factsheet
ISAF supports the Government of Afghanistan in expanding its authority to the rest of the country, and in providing a safe and secure environment conducive to free and fair elections, the spread of the rule of law, and the reconstruction of the country.
The CIMIC objectives are to assist the Commander of ISAF in his effort to support the Government of Afghanistan in maintaining and expanding security throughout the country, to support stabilisation, reconstruction and nation-building activities, and to co-operate with the International Organisations and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).
As of 31 December 2003, the military element of the German-led Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kunduz became subject to the ISAF chain of command as a pilot project.
www.nato.int /issues/afghanistan/040628-factsheet.htm   (2198 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Military of Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The United States invasion of Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom) occurred in October 2001, in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S., marking the beginning of its War on Terrorism campaign.
The President of Afghanistan is Afghanistans Head of State.
Military stubs World Factbook 2004 cover The World Factbook is an annual publication by the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States with basic almanac-style information about the various countries of the world.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Military-of-Afghanistan   (1159 words)

  
 Afghanistan: International responsibility for human rights disaster - Amnesty International   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Amnesty International believes that the military support given to the warring factions in Afghanistan by outside powers has directly contributed to a climate in which the fundamental human rights of all Afghans are treated with contempt.
They have extended political, financial and military support to all sides in the civil war in the full knowledge that their allies were committing gross and widespread human rights abuses.
One of the largest ammunition depots in Afghanistan is reportedly located in Shin-naray in the border area near Kandahar; it was reportedly built by the ISI soon after the Soviet invasion and in early 1992 had over 600 staff, paid by Pakistan.
web.amnesty.org /library/index/ENGASA110091995   (16514 words)

  
 International Criminal Tribunal For Afghanistan at Tokyo - Final Written Opinion of Judge Niloufer Bhagwat 10mar04   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On the basis of the aforesaid factual position the defense advanced that the military attack on Afghanistan was a "just war" as a measure of "self- defense" or a "preventive war" cannot be legally sustained.
The decision for regime change in Afghanistan, as in the changes of the earlier governments in Afghanistan, was dictated by the interests of Unocal and the Centgas consortium ; the result was war.
The women of Afghanistan who have lived through the horror of these war crimes, have given evidence before this Tribunal; their oral evidence has been reinforced and supported by authoritative reports of humanitarian and scientific organizations.
www.mindfully.org /Reform/2004/Afghanistan-Criminal-Tribunal10mar04.htm   (7057 words)

  
 BBC News | SOUTH ASIA | Afghanistan - a tough military option
The aim of any United States or international strike on Afghanistan in the present context would be rather different from previous foreign involvements in the country.
Afghanistan is a rugged, largely inhospitable country, whose land communications are severely hampered by the mountainous terrain which occupies much of its territory, especially in the centre and north-east.
But Taleban military power depends much less on such things than on the passion of their fighting men and their ability to live off the land.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/world/south_asia/newsid_1548000/1548842.stm   (535 words)

  
 Military of Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Military branches : NA; note - the December 2001 Agreement called for all militia forces to under the authority of the central government regional leaders have continued to retain their and the formation of a nation army be a gradual process; Afghanistan's forces continue be factionalized largely along ethnic lines
Military expenditures - percent of GDP : 7.7% (FY02)
Afghanistan: A Military History from Alexander the Great to the Fall of the Taliban
www.freeglossary.com /Military_of_Afghanistan   (669 words)

  
 Afghanistan: Abuses by U.S. Forces (Human Rights Watch, 8-3-2004)
The 59-page report, "Enduring Freedom": Abuses by U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, is based on research conducted by Human Rights Watch in Afghanistan and Pakistan in 2003 and early 2004.
Human Rights Watch documented cases of U.S. forces using military tactics, including unprovoked deadly force, during operations to apprehend civilians in uncontested residential areas—situations where law enforcement standards and tactics should have been used.
Reevaluate and revise arrest methods and standing Rules of Engagement for U.S. military and intelligence personnel in Afghanistan to ensure that law enforcement methods are used when U.S. forces are arresting non-combatants in non-combat situations.
www.hrw.org /english/docs/2004/03/08/afghan8073.htm   (942 words)

  
 US planned war in Afghanistan long before September 11
The Afghanistan pipeline route was pushed by the US-based Unocal oil company, which engaged in intensive negotiations with the Taliban regime.
At this stage of military planning, the US and Russia were to supply direct military assistance to the Northern Alliance, working through Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, in order to roll back the Taliban lines toward the city of Mazar-e-Sharif—a scenario strikingly similar to what actually took place over the past two weeks.
While the nominal purpose of the conference was to discuss the possible outline of a political settlement in Afghanistan, the Taliban refused to attend.
www.wsws.org /articles/2001/nov2001/afgh-n20.shtml   (3361 words)

  
 Military Factory - Afghanistan Military Strength   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Afghanistan's recent history is a story of war and civil unrest.
In addition to occasionally violent political jockeying and ongoing military action to root out remaining terrorists and Taliban elements, the country suffers from enormous poverty, a lack of skilled and educated workers, a crumbling infrastructure, and widespread land mines.
Afghanistan's economic outlook has improved significantly over the past two years because of the infusion of over $2 billion in international assistance, dramatic improvements in agricultural production, and the end of a four-year drought in most of the country.
www.militaryfactory.com /countries/detail.asp?country_id=1   (599 words)

  
 Forums - Media with military in Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Generally, the press has to rely on military transport to get to areas of combat, like what was done in Vietnam.
I figure the military does the diversion trips to give the illusion of being cooperative with the press.
You have to rely on the military to provide some information, but if none is forthcoming, you're kind of screwed.
www.prwatch.org /forum/showthread.php?t=1574   (269 words)

  
 AV Press: U.S. military fortifies Afghanistan foothold
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) - Guarded by U.S. troops and attack dogs, a second group of suspected Osama bin Laden supporters departed Sunday for a U.S. prison camp in Cuba as U.S. bombers flew their most punishing raids in weeks on caves near the Pakistani border.
A U.S. military official said one of them had identified Richard Reid, accused of trying to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight with explosives hidden in his sneakers, as someone he had trained with at camp run by bin Laden's al-Qaida network.
In Kabul, state-run television reported that Afghanistan's interim government had ordered provincial officials to recruit 6,000 men to become the backbone of a professional military free of the ethnic and territorial divisions that have led to years of conflict.
www.avpress.com /n/sp/attack/sty540.hts   (569 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: Afghanistan: A Military History from Alexander the Great to the Fall of the Taliban   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Stephen Tanner's Afghanistan: A Military History recounts with brisk authority and many illuminating analogies the 2,500-year story of a country--for much of that time it was more properly a region--of "incredible beauty" (soldiers liken it to western Colorado) that has been both the "coveted prize of empires" and, more recently, a hideout for international terrorists.
Although the public's interest in Afghanistan-based military operations may be waning, Afghanistan: A Military History from Alexander the Great to the Fall of the Taliban brings readers from the 3rd century B.C.E. (with a nod to the 2,000 years preceding) to the beginnings of Hamed Karzai's government.
The rich and turbulent history of Afghanistan's history kept my attention until the final three chapters as the author moved away from historical narrative into a contemporary review of recent events which are still too close to offer any real historical judgement.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0306811642?v=glance   (2038 words)

  
 Military Options in Afganistan
The US military is a power projection force which relies on ships to move 95% of its logistics because massive air transport is far, far more expensive.
Afghanistan has no real history as a nation, its just a creation of the old British empire.
As for the problem of Afghanistan, just partition it and the problem is solved with little loss of life.
www.g2mil.com /militaryoptions.htm   (2013 words)

  
 ZNet |Afghanistan | Canadian Military Invades Southern Afghanistan
The Canadian mission to Afghanistan is the first foreign mission in a half-century in which the declared aim is warmaking, not “peacekeeping”.
The “bad people,” or as the head of Canada’s armed forces put it last summer, “the murderers and scumbags,” are those people in Afghanistan who resist for whatever reasons a foreign occupation of their country or who protest the refusal of foreigners to help solve crying social and economic needs.
Sixteen Canadian soldiers have died in Afghanistan since 2002, and the pace of casualties is rising.
www.zmag.org /content/showarticle.cfm?ItemID=10224   (1771 words)

  
 Military Ministry - Afghanistan Letter   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This letter was sent by an Associate Staff member in Afghanistan to Chuck Macri, who is now our National Ministries Director.
Afghanistan is a barren land; Russian equipment is scattered all over as a constant reminder that war is nothing new to these people.
We should be the only _____ unit in country soon with the ____ taking over the reins.
www.milmin.com /disciplemakers/AfghanistanLetter.htm   (203 words)

  
 A Military Quagmire Remembered: Afghanistan as Vietnam
A week ago, the Pentagon said the military capacity of Taliban leaders in Afghanistan had been "eviscerated" by allied bombing raids; now ranking officials describe those leaders as "tough characters" who remain full of fight.
Senator John McCain of Arizona, a Republican whose views on military matters carry unusual weight with his peers because of his service as a naval pilot in Vietnam and his years as a prisoner of war, called on Sunday for the deployment of American ground troops "in force" in Afghanistan.
The terrain in Afghanistan might in some ways be more favorable to the United States than in Vietnam.
www.wellesley.edu /Polisci/wj/Vietnam/apple-afghan.html   (748 words)

  
 AFGHANISTAN: Military Policy 'Barking Mad'
The army officer raised the fundamental question of the development of Afghanistan arising from the campaign to capture Sangin town in Helmand, a military campaign in which he participated.
Human development by way of improved rights for women is in fact becoming a casualty of the military operations -- after declarations that human development was one of the goals of the Afghanistan intervention besides countering terrorism.
Such military voices from the front in Afghanistan are in alarming tune with warnings from groups such as the Senlis Council.
www.ipsnews.net /news.asp?idnews=34866   (801 words)

  
 military-info Streitkräfte Afghanistan
This rugged vehicle was exported around the world and was ideally suited for the armored ‘flying columns’ employed in the Afghan war.
The M1966 is a 76 mm light mountain gun widely used in the rugged terrain of Afghanistan.
The 2S1 is a 122 mm howitzer with a 4-man crew, mounted on a derivation of the MT-LB chassis.
www.military-info.de /Streitkraefte/afghanistan.htm   (777 words)

  
 US military in Afghanistan overhauls prison procedures | csmonitor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Already the US military is overhauling interrogation and detention practices in Afghanistan, amid a top-down review of about two dozen holding centers scattered across the country.
For their part, citing a lack of evidence, some military officials are suspicious that the recent spate of accusations by detainees in Afghanistan are part of an "information campaign" designed to "clog the system."
Military intelligence officials who worked at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq have described CIA interrogation techniques as substantially harsher than the ones they were allowed to use, and say they included physical violence.
csmonitor.com /2004/0623/p07s01-wosc.htm   (790 words)

  
 NATO Assumes Military Command in Afghanistan
In a ceremony earlier today in Kabul, command of international military security operations in eastern Afghanistan was formally handed over to NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), effectively placing responsibility for security operations throughout Afghanistan under NATO command.
We are pleased that the success of coalition military operations, steady progress through developmental and humanitarian and assistance efforts, and close coordination between the U.S., NATO, and Afghan security forces have made this decision possible.
With over 20,000 troops in Afghanistan, the U.S. remains the single largest contributor of troops and capability to NATO's Afghanistan operations, while also maintaining a robust counterterrorism force throughout the country.
www.state.gov /r/pa/prs/ps/2006/73676.htm   (324 words)

  
 CBC News In Depth: Afghanistan
At a conference on Afghanistan in Tokyo in January 2002, Canada made a major commitment to assist in the reconstruction of the war-torn country.
Foreign Affairs says Afghanistan is now "the single largest recipient of Canadian bilateral aid." So far, according to Foreign Affairs, Canada has allocated a total of $616.5 million to Afghanistan, covering 2001 to 2009.
From August 2003 to December 2005, Canada's military commitment was largely Operation Athena, based in the capital, Kabul, as part of the International Assistance Force, which had the aim of providing intelligence and security to allow "rebuilding the democratic process," something which eventually saw elections in the fall of 2005.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/afghanistan/canada.html   (1620 words)

  
 Asia Times - US shooting in the dark in Afghanistan
KARACHI - Despite the best efforts of its military and intelligence apparatus and political manipulation in Pakistan, in the year and a half since the demise of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, the United States and its allies have failed to break the Taliban and al-Qaeda in that country.
Indeed, the resistance movement in Afghanistan has fully re-organized itself, even setting up offices, and official claims to the contrary, US forces are fighting in the dark.
Taliban military commander Jalaluddin Haqqani is on the council, which is made up of commanders hailing from Kandahar, Helmand and other southwestern provinces where the Taliban originally emerged in 1994, Omar said.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Central_Asia/EF28Ag01.html   (1272 words)

  
 The Canadian Military in Afghanistan, Elections
There was going to be violence leading up to the first national election in Afghanistan.
The Canadian Military can take huge credit for what they have accomplished in Afghanistan over the years.
The Canadian Military, through its inimitable presence in Afghanistan has helped bring the society from anarchy and violence to a fledgling democracy.
www.canadafreepress.com /2005/pritchard093005.htm   (789 words)

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