The chapter focuses on the 2001 Invasion of Afghanistan by the USA and its allies. The first part of the chapter outlines the developments that led to the intervention and details the American actions to dislodge the Taliban from power and install a new government. The second part assesses whether the intervention was actually focused on delivering a democratic outcome. It first focuses on American motives for the intervention, with an eye on identifying the role that the desire for democracy played in this action. It subsequently examines American post-intervention actions in order to identify the degree to which they were actually focused on bringing about democratization.
KeywordsAfghanistan Intervention Taliban Bush Democracy USA
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