American Involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan Research Paper by supercalifragilistic

American Involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan
A discussion of America's current role in Iraq and Afghanistan.
# 96577 | 2,335 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper gives a general account of America's involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, focusing on the goals and dangers of a US presence in these nations. The author gives a background to the ethnic and religious conflict in Iraq, then describes the current conditions and government structure in Afghanistan. The author emphasizes that Afghanistan's extreme Islamic rule makes it difficult for the US to expect to normalize relations with this troubled nation. It is further stated that Democracy and human rights in Afghanistan, according to the Western concept and understanding, might not be feasible or possible in the short term. The author concludes that the primary purpose of an American presence in Afghanistan is the destruction of al Qaeda.

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