Counterterrorism

Al-Qaeda and The Taliban

Al-Qaeda

First founded in 1988. Al-Qaeda has done many attacks in the world and the U.S.

But the U.S. didn't really respond to Al-Qaeda until the 9/11 incident.

Taliban

The Taliban are one of the mujahideen groups who formed during the war against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan (1979-1989).

The Resolution

The Taliban has helped Al-Qaeda, but according to The Taliban they didn't help Al-Qaeda with 9/11. So the U.S. wants to get rid of Al-Qaeda, but not The Taliban.