State Terrorism And Security Challenges: The United States In Afghanistan



The paper examined state terrorism and the security challenges taking cognizance of the United States in Afghanistan. The study was guided by the power theory as propounded by James Dougherty and Robert Pfaltzgraff. The study looked at conceptual clarification like the concept of state terrorism. The study adopted the ex post facto research design where by data was gathered through mainly secondary source. The paper found out that the United States declaring war against terrorism has led to removing the Taliban from power but has been significantly less successful at achieving the primary policy goal of ensuring that Al-Qaeda can no longer operate in Afghanistan and the actions taken by the United States has led to death and injury of the civilians in Afghanistan and it has been seen as an act of terror carried out by the United States. Based on the findings the paper recommended among others that United States should expand the campaign against terrorism globally, any use of force should be restricted to very precise targets and United States should make public critical information concerning their airstrike policies and mechanisms in place to ensure that targeting complies with international law to avoid the killing and injury of civilians.

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