America's Foreign Intervention: Afghanistan
Name: America's Foreign Intervention: Afghanistan
Date: September 6, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
Join instructor Bruce Tucker, of Rutgers University's popular OLLI program for this fascinating lecture. Tucker will provide a brief review of the background history of Afghanistan prior to American intervention, followed by an examination of ever increasing American political & military involvement in Afghanistan. Billions spent on military & training support to Islamic fundamentalists (Taliban) to help them defeat & oust Soviet presence followed by unsuccessful attempts at establishing a democracy. The net results, the 9/11 attacks an invasion of Afghanistan,18 years of undeclared war and no clear end in sight.