kite runner & the History of Afghanistan

  • Soviet Union Attacked

    In the article, it states, "...Afghanistan has known little peaces since 1979, when the Soviet Union invaded" (NYT 1).
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  • First Soviet Union troops parachuted

    Soveit troops first parachuted on, "Dec. 27, 1979" (NYT 2).
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    Soviet - Afghanistan War

  • Soviet Air Force rendered useless

    In "1986, the Soviet Air Force was also rendered largely useless by advanced Stinger missiles" (NYT 2).
  • Peace talks cause the Soviet Union to leave Afghanistan

    Eventually, peace talks moderated by the United Nations began to bear fruit. After time, the last soviet troops, "Left Afghanistan in February 1989" (NYT 2).
  • Mullah Omar had nearly 12,000 followers

    By the end of 1994, "Mullah Omar had nearly 12,000 followers" (NYT 2).
  • Taliban provides a safe haven for Al Qaeda.

    The Taliban has control, so they give, "Al Qaeda [a safe haven] in May 1996" (NYT 3).
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    Taliban Takeover

  • Twin Towers Incident

    On Sept. 11, 2001,"The world trade center was attacked" (NYT 3).
  • Hamid Karzai made chairman of an interim government NOT COMP

    In December 2001, "Hamid Karzai, a supporter...was named chairman" (NYT 3).
  • General Petraeus

    General Petraeus is sent in by the Us government. The article states, "General petraeus, the Iraq commander who recieved much of the credit... had taken charge of United States Central Command in October 2008" (NYT 4).
  • U.S. Troops to leave Afghanistan

    moving away from the eariler deadline that Obama said, the administration changed to empahsize that, "the United States will have forces in [Afghanistan] until at least the end of 2014" (NYT 4).