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Why did the USA Invade Afghanistan?

US Invades Afghanistan

The official version is: The United States invaded Afghanistan on October 7, 2001, as part of the War on Terror. The main reason for the invasion was September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, which were orchestrated by the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda.

The group was led by Osama bin Laden, who was believed to be hiding in Afghanistan and being protected by the Taliban, the country’s ruling government at the time. The U.S. government, under President George W. Bush, believed that the Taliban was harboring and supporting the terrorists who carried out the attacks and that the group represented a serious threat to U.S. national security.

The invasion aimed to remove the Taliban from power and capture or kill Osama bin Laden.

Keep in mind that Afghanistan has a diverse range of minerals, including:

  • Copper
  • Iron Ore
  • Gold
  • Lithium
  • Rare Earth Elements
  • Uranium
  • Graphite
  • Chromite
  • Talc
  • Barite
  • Sulfur
  • Lead
  • Zinc
  • Natural Gas
  • Oil

These resources have the potential to drive economic growth in the country, but their extraction and development have been hindered by ongoing conflict and a lack of infrastructure.

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