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By Lori A. Johnson, Kathleen Uradnik, Sara Beth Hower

Executive and politics is a space during which there are not any "right" solutions, yet a lot room for debate. Battleground: executive and Politics permits scholars and common readers alike to contemplate key political debates from either side and to reach at their very own thought of convictions, in accordance with an organization realizing of the problems and issues of view concerned. This two-volume paintings explores dozens of the main contentious matters in modern existence, concerns that effect how our govt is administered this present day and the way it will likely be run sooner or later. each one subject is tested in a balanced manner, offering not just an outline of the problems concerned, yet an target evaluation of the stance of both sides. Readers can use those entries as thorough and sturdy summaries of the main contentious controversies in modern society, or as beginning issues for extra in-depth examine into the debates.

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Prior to the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the main supporters of the Taliban government were Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. Along with the United Arab Emirates, they were the only countries to recognize the Taliban-led government in Afghanistan. -led “war on terrorism” and halted their official support of the Taliban. During the mid-1990s, the Taliban government provided a base of operations to Osama bin Laden and his terrorist group Al Qaeda. Under the Taliban, Al Qaeda used Afghanistan as a safe haven to train its forces, import weapons, and plot terrorist activities.

In fact, no so-called “values-based” issues were, and neither were the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Voters in the 2010 midterm elections focused almost exclusively on the economy, which had been in shambles since 2008. When the final votes were tallied, Republicans won 63 seats in the House of Representatives and majority control of that body. They also picked up 6 seats in the Senate. One might predict that, given the significant Republican victory, pro-life forces will be emboldened for the remaining two years of the Obama administration.

In September 2002, Karzai survived an assassination attempt in Kandahar that was blamed on the Taliban. He proved largely unsuccessful in exerting control over Afghanistan beyond the city of Kabul. S. forces were diverted to the ongoing war in Iraq, allowing the Taliban to regain strength in the southern portion of Afghanistan. With insufficient troops, the Americanled coalition faced an increasingly fierce and well-armed insurgency. It ceded significant areas of the countryside to the Taliban, which also controlled territory in Pakistan.

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