The Anatomy of a Conflict  - Afghanistan and 9/11

The Anatomy of a Conflict - Afghanistan and 9/11

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Author: Anand Giridharadas
Ajai Shukla/Rahimullah Yusufzai
Editor: Anand Giridharadas, Ajai Shukla & Rahimullah Yusuf
Publisher: Roli Books
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 256
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174362533


This volume journeys through the ruins of the Twin Towers and through the battle-torn country to take a close look at what the 11 September attacks have in store for Afghanistan. Is the Taliban a spent force? Has the Al Qaeda been contained? Is Afghanistan finally back on the road to peace? This book seeks answers to these critical questions.

Afghanistan has been ravaged politically and militarily for over 22 years and the bleak fortunes of the country took another turn on 9/11 when two jetliners flew into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York. Soon began the war against terror but has that war been won? US bomber aircraft carriers have stopped circling the skies above Afghanistan and forensic experts are still carrying out DNA tests on the countless samples that were picked up from the caves in Tora Bora to answer the crucial question of whether Osama bin Laden is dead or alive.

President George W Bush had promised to smoke him out and deliver justice but over a year into the battle it is clear that irrespective of Osama’s fate, a lot still needs to be done vis-à-vis the war against terror.

The search through the ruins of the World Trade Center is complete. The Pentagon has been fully repaired. But has the war against terrorism been won? More specifically, has the threat posed by Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda organization been contained? The most significant impact of the US military operation has, of course, been on the Taliban but will the United Front, back in power in Afghanistan, be able to reconstruct the devastated and bleak country, politically and economically?

Afghanistan and 9/11 journeys through the ruins of the Twin Towers and the killing fields of Afghanistan to focus on the key question of whether the war against terror has been won ? A compelling anthology authored by well-known national and international authors, the book is as informative as it is analytical.


About the Authors

9/11: The Day that Shook the World

The Road to Kabul

The Taliban's Years in Power

1992-96: the Rabbani Government's Twilight Struggle

Pakistan's Afghan Policy

The Political and Economic Reconstruction of Afghanistan

Has the War Been Won?