Afghanistan Vs. Superpowers
Introduction On Afghanistan Against the Soviet Union and the United States
Conflict between Soviet Union and Afghanistan
U.S. War in Afghanistan
After they were driven from power most of the Taliban had fled to Pakistan and other countries surrounding Afghanistan and Afghanistan had elected a new president in 2004 named Hamid Karzai. He tried to rebuild the country from the warfare they had been in but, the Taliban came back in 2006 very strongly, they partook in guerrilla raids along the countryside , suicide attacks, air raids, and essentially the Afghan government. The U.S. responded by doing a drone attack which eventually led to the insurgency of Waziristan. This called for NATO troops to come into Afghanistan which caused warfare between the Taliban and NATO forces. After years of trying to find Osama bin Laden the U.S. finally killed him on May 2, 2011. This led to NATO forces leaving the country as well. The final result of this war was around 150,000 humans dead and not much was gained from either side.