A Democracy Is Born: An Insider's Account of the Battle by Matthew J. Morgan

By Matthew J. Morgan

In October 2004, greater than 8 million electorate of Afghanistan grew to become out to vote within the first democratic election within the turbulent, 5,000-year heritage of the rustic. This great voter turnout within the face of awful threats and real bullets, rockets, and bombs used to be a shout of defiance and an important setback to the previous Taliban regime and their al Qaeda allies. It was once a beautiful good fortune and severe leap forward for the Afghan humans and for the us within the crusade opposed to overseas terrorism. The switch is extra dramatic than the yank Revolution, within the aftermath of which the recent American democracy maintained a consultant type of govt just like its British roots. The swap can be extra confident than the French Revolution, which degenerated into tyranny and anarchy. The Afghan Revolution of democratic governance, albeit aided and guided by means of overseas army and political powers, is therefore essentially the most old occasions of our time.Written by means of a former U.S. military intelligence officer, this publication presents readers with a candid account of Afghanistan's first presidential election and its next transition to democratic self-governance. particularly, Morgan speaks to the safety equipment and the measures maintaining the election. The election's defense method marked a defeat for the al-Qaeda and Taliban terrorist insurgents trying to frustrate Afghanistan's transformation right into a democratic country. Morgan's narrative of Afghan improvement is interspersed with firsthand, own bills from the author's eleven-month deployment as an officer serving within the U.S. army in Afghanistan. His stint there, embedded in the United countries in a civilian-clothes position, permits him to write down from the point of view of a UN safety officer, delivering insights past those who should be received at the battlefield.

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Although a thug and a brutal murderer, Rozi Khan did not seem to merit the strong command and intelligence attention he had received. A cat with nine lives, as he was called, reports of his death had surfaced and resurfaced over the months of our time here. It was hard to even verify his physical appearance, and detainees were used to confirm his death. The picture of his corpse was presented in the morning command briefing the day after his death. While there was nothing that seemed to me offensive about the picture—it was the man’s face in silent repose—the commanding general of CJTF-76, Major General Eric Olsen, made it abundantly clear that such a photograph was inappropriate for his daily briefing.

Any civilian missionary would surely have been killed many months before. S. national interest by confronting the Afghans’ own legal system. Finally, the conversion of indigenous people is not the role of the military chaplaincy. A chaplain’s role is to minister to soldiers who would otherwise not have religious ministry available. Additionally, the chaplaincy is a multireligious program that is not only Christian. Of course, this sort of behavior validates the criticisms of Islamist observers who feel that the Global War on Terror is a return to the medieval crusades as Christian warriors attempt to establish conversion by the sword.

He was 0:16 P1: 000 GGBD145C02 C9999/Morgan The Security Infrastructure of Post-Taliban Afghanistan August 9, 2007 39 not a significant figure in the deposed Taliban government. To all apparent knowledge, he posed no threat to Americans except for the fact that we had placed ourselves in harm’s way by entering his country. Although a thug and a brutal murderer, Rozi Khan did not seem to merit the strong command and intelligence attention he had received. A cat with nine lives, as he was called, reports of his death had surfaced and resurfaced over the months of our time here.

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