War in Afghanistan
War in Afghanistan began in October 2001, following President Bush's pledge to bring down the Taliban government, which had given safe haven to Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda members. Although a U.S. backed democratic government has been installed, it could not quell existing conflicts between competing provincial leaders, nor overcome existing remnants of the Taliban. By 2008, the situation was v…
2008: Bombing of India Embassy in Kabul
The bombing of the India Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, quickly produced accusations from India, the United States, and others that Pakistan was behind the attack. Some analysts thought the bombing of the India Embassy in Kabul was the work of the Taliban, however.