War In Afghanistan Essay

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The Continuation of The War in Afghanistan Between the U.S. and Afghan people there has been a total of 111,000 dead and over 116,000 seriously injured in the Afghanistan War (Crawford). The start of the war was triggered when the Taliban hijacked four 767 passenger planes which they flew into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The fourth plane went down in an empty field in Pennsylvania. In total almost 3,000 people died and around 6,000 was injured on 9/11. Seven days following the attacks, President George W. Bush signed a joint resolution into law. This joint resolution stated that the use of force is permitted on the people responsible for the attacks on September 11 in the United States (“The U.S. War in Afghanistan”). Now the war has gone on for over sixteen years and it is time for the United…show more content…
Some people believe that the continuation of the conflict in Afghanistan is necessary, but the United States should depart from this conflict with it being a waste of money, resulted in unnecessary loss of lives, and has caused harm to the Afghanistan civilians. Than again, many people believe that the War in Afghanistan is a necessary part of the war on terror. At the…show more content…
and Afghan people. Between U.S. and Afghan people there has been a total of 111,000 dead and over 116,000 seriously injured in the Afghanistan War (Crawford). On the U.S. side, 2,350 troops died during the war and 20,092 were injured. Out of the 20,000 injured 1,645 troops lost a limb and some lost all (Amadeo). Not all injuries were physical some were mental such as over 320,000 troops that fought in Afghanistan suffered a traumatic brain injury and around 138,000 troops have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (Amadeo). Also over six hundred humanitarian workers died during the war (Crawford). On the Afghan side over 111,000 died and 38,000 were Afghan civilians

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