The study will elaborate the Afghan historical events that
took place right after the Geneva accord of 1988 when USSR
forces pullout from the country till 2010. The article will explain the
emergence of the Taliban and their establishment of the Islamic Emirate
of Afghanistan. Moreover, the paper will elaborate on the Taliban's nexus
with al-Qaeda and their efforts to settle them in Afghanistan. Furthermore,
this particular research tends to analyse the US retaliation and war on
terror after the catastrophic event of 9/11. Additionally, the paper will
illustrate the launching of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)
and the Taliban's bloody resurgence and their belligerence after the said
mission. Consequently, the research will examine Obama's administration
war strategies and tactics after his presidential victory over John McCain.
1-Syed Umair Jalal : (M.Phil. in Political Science), SST, Government Higher Secondary School, Kati Garhi, Mardan, KP, Pakistan.2-Bakhtiar Khan : Assistant Professor. Department of Political Science, University of Buner, Buner, KP, Pakistan.3-Muhammad Usman Ullah : M.Phil. Scholar, Department of Politics & IR, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Afghanistan, US, ISAF, Taliban, withdrawal, 9/11, NATO troops