Afghanistan-An Introduction to the Country and People by Marine Corps Institute

By Marine Corps Institute

With usa involvement in Afghanistan, wisdom of the rustic is primary. This "handbook" explains a few simple matters that are meant to be within the wisdom "toolbox" of a Marine operating with Afghanis or deployed to the rustic.

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This group, mostly from the household of the prophet, was a minority and became known as the Shi’ites. They also believe that the leader of Islam must be endowed with grace and benevolence and should be infallible. Sunnis The majority group, called Sunni Muslims, believe that: • Muhammad did not choose a specific successor and probably assumed that after his death, Muslims would find their own leader. • The prophet did not tell his followers how they ought to select their leaders or what qualifications their leaders should have.

Rod Davis, spokesman for the command, said the ground assault section set up blocking positions and air assault troops drove anti-coalition forces into the trap. A total of 21 men were taken under control by coalition forces. S. forces came out of Kandahar, the Italian forces from Khowst. Paktia province is located in eastern Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan. The province was the scene of tough fighting in 2001 and was raided again last year. Roughly 20 helicopters launched the air assault.

More privatization of state owned banks and public sector organizations is also sought. Seventy percent of the Afghan population is engaged in agriculture. The United States has funded assistance to Afghan farmers aimed at improving crop production. In the spring of 2002, the United States donated 7,000 tons of seed, fertilizer and technical support to over 40,000 farmers. During 2002, crop production increased 80% over 2001 production. org/node/134111/ is an excellent site on reconstruction in Afghanistan, showing what various coalition members are doing to help the country.

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