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1 Afghanistan: The US as a Superpower

2 Definitions… Superpower: great power plus great mobility of power (Fox, Super-Power, p. 21) Neo-Imperialism: the dominance of some nations over others by means of unequal conditions of economic exchange (TEXT) Terrorism: Threats or attacks against civilians (TEXT) – can be state based or non- state based, although US denies this concept.

3 Definitions… International Law: A set of rules generally regarded and accepted as binding in relations between states and nations. These rules are a result of treaties, agreements and customs. International law is dissimilar to domestic law in that it is hard to regulate, enforce, and apply. (TEXT)

4 Conflicts pre-post 1991 How is Afghanistan different from: – Gulf War – Bosnia – Kosovo – Rwanda – Somalia

5 Causes of Afghan War 9/11 Attacks US maintain power Ideology: Fundamentalist Islam v. Capitalist America – Clash of Civilisations Soviet War in Afghanistan / Somalia

6 Casualties

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8 Deaths http://www.icasualties.org/oef/Nationality.as px?hndQry=US http://www.icasualties.org/oef/Nationality.as px?hndQry=US

9 Success?


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