The Afghanistan War has become one of the longest in U.S. history. United States military forces entered Afghanistan in late 2001, a few months after the September 11 terrorist attacks. Today the United States and its allies remain in Afghanistan trying to prevent the Taliban from returning to power and creating an environment that allows al Qaeda to plan terrorist attacks.
But can the United States and its allies eliminate the threat from terrorists in the region? The U.S. relationship with Pakistan and Afghanistan is complicated by mistrust and misgivings, and the recent death of Osama bin Laden poses new questions for U.S. policy makers.
The scholars in this video were interviewed for the Choices Program curriculum, "The United States in Afghanistan". For more information, visit: choices.edu/resources/detail.php?id=202