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Afghanistan is a country full of issues and problems with tough fixes. Right now Afghanistan is at war with the United States because of the attacks on September 11. 2001. The United States is fighting the war to stop the terrorist group al-Qaeda. They are fighting in Afghanistan but al-Qaeda is not in the country of Afghanistan but in Pakistan. The stakeholders in this issue are the United States, the Afghan civilians, the Afghan army, and the terrorist group al-Qaeda. There are three main problems going on in this war, the United States is fighting in the wrong country, we are fighting the wrong group of people, and the U.S. has people fighting in the war who should not be fighting.
If the U.S. wants to win the war and stop terrorism they should not be fighting where they are fighting. In the article “Afghanistan: a tough nut to crack; Obama is misguided in thinking the U.S. is fighting al-Qaeda in Afghanistan” it clearly states that the U.S. should not be fighting in Afghanistan but in Pakistan. The first reason they should not be fighting in Afghanistan is because the terrorist group al-Qaeda isn’t even from there they are from the countries surrounding Afghanistan. President Obama sent the troops to Afghanistan to destroy the terrorist group: “Releasing the white house’s annual strategic review to the public on December 16, he declared that U.S. policy in Afghanistan was ‘on track’ to defeat al-Qaeda in Afghanistan.” The only problem president Obama found was that al-Qaeda does not have their main headquarters in Afghanistan but they are in Pakistan. There are smaller terrorist groups throughout Afghanistan: “It was Afghanistan where al-Qaeda plotted the 9/11 attacks that murdered 3,000 innocent people.” However that was just a smaller base where they plotted these attacks and the U.S. is looking for the main headquarters. If the…...

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