Term Paper: War in Afghanistan

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This is a term paper on war in Afghanistan. The war in Afghanistan was in response to September 11. the fall of the twin towers was the beginning of the governments “war on terror”. The main motive behind this war was to capture Osama Bin Ladin( who is the brain behind Al-Qaeda), to eradicate Al-Qaeda and completely destroy the Taliban who supported and provided a safe harbor to AL_Qaeda.

The war in Afghanistan was in response to September 11. the fall of the twin towers was the beginning of the governments “war on terror”. The main motive behind this war was to capture Osama Bin Ladin( who is the brain behind Al-Qaeda), to eradicate Al-Qaeda and completely destroy the Taliban who supported and provided a safe harbor to AL_Qaeda. The government advocated this war to the public by saying that this war was imperative as otherwise every American would be under great threat. Therefore, in order to protect the lives of the American people, US went to war in Afghanistan. Of course it’s apparent that the American people are not at all safe, in fact are in greater danger than before the war.

US spending on wars

The United States without a doubt and as everyone knows has been the most alarming military power in recent years. Due to these wars, its spending has been on a significant rise. “ for financial year 2008, Bush administration has requested $ 647.3 billion to cover the costs of national defense and war. This includes the defense department budget ($483 billion), some smaller defense related accounts ($22.6 billion) and the projected financial year 2008 cost of Iraq, Afghanistan and counter related operations($141.7 billion). However, it does not include non_DOD expenditures for homeland security($36.4 billion).  ( Carl)

“the United States has accounted for 28% of world defense expenditures in 1986 and 34% in 1994, today it accounts for approximately 50%. (Carl)

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