Argumentative Essay: The United States In Afghanistan

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23 October 2011 The U.S. in Afghanistan 1. U.S should not stay in Afghanistan 2. The US. has made very little improvement 3. The war has made a big impact in the economy 4. The troops are the most affected 5. conclusion After the attacks on September 11 the United states and allies waged war on Afghanistan and Iraq. Recently, President Obama addressed the nation announcing that 2014 is the earliest when U.S troops will begin to leave Afghanistan. It is wise for the U.S. to withdraw troops because we have made very little improvement, it has affected the economy, and the troops are the most affected. Leaving Afghanistan would be a wise choice because we are spending too much time on such little progress. In the ten years…show more content…
Now that the economy is in a downfall, that money should go towards creating more jobs, infrastructure repair, education spending and health care expansion. instead, this money is going towards a very unsuccessful war and the tax payer is having to pay more money in taxes. The most important problem is the fact that the troops and their families are the most affected by the war. In then ten years we have been involved more than 1,700 troops have been killed and over 13,000 have been wounded. From being deployed for a long time and seeing violence troops are extremely prone to developing PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Symptom). Post Traumatic Stress Symptom is an anxiety disorder that can occur after you have been through a traumatic event. A traumatic event is something horrible and or frightening that you see or that happens to you. You can feel afraid or feel that you have no control over what is happening. PTSD can affect one’s life so much that they can put their own lives at danger or others. In the ten years we are in Afghanistan little progress has been made due to a corrupt government, we are spending a fortune of money and the troops are being most affected by this war.
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