Afghanistan survived as a nation long before America was founded.
Pakistan allows passage of the endless convoys ferrying critical U.S. war supplies from Karachi up into Afghanistan.
But for half the population—Afghanistan's women—that's a truth with modifications.
Civilians too have sacrificed and worked hard for Afghanistan.
We promised you we would end the war in Afghanistan and I guarantee you, we will end the war in Afghanistan.
The difficulty of establishing a stable friendship with Afghanistan arises from the character of the people.
Went on my own responsibility to see the Ameer of Afghanistan.
His coins are not found in Afghanistan; and it may be doubted whether he ever made any eastern expedition.
The British occupation of Afghanistan had continued since the last year.
The actual fighting strength of the army of Afghanistan cannot be definitely stated.
Republic in south-central Asia, bordered by Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north, China to the northeast, Pakistan to the east and south, and Iran to the west. Kabul is its capital and largest city.
Note: The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979 but met stiff resistance from Muslim rebels, called mujahideen, who received support from the United States. The Soviets agreed to withdraw in 1986 and completed their withdrawal in 1989.
Note: In 1992, various rebel groups entered Kabul and took over the government; however, they soon fell to warring. Between 1994 and 1995, Islamic students, called the Taliban, seized Kabul and imposed both order and strict and repressive Islamic law. By 1998, the Taliban controlled ninety percent of the country. The most serious resistance to the Taliban came from the Northern Alliance, a body dominated by ethnic Tajiks and Uzbeks. In October 2001, the United States launched attacks on the Taliban in response to the Taliban's refusal to expel Osama bin Laden and his terrorist Al Qaeda network.
Note: Afghanistan is a poor nation with a history of warfare among its rival ethnic groups and of fierce resistance to outsiders.