by Lauri S. Friedman

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed to help students understand the complexities of current issues:

Full-color photographs, charts, graphs, and cartoons supplement the text

Sidebars present easy-to-understand statistics

Engaging fact boxes provide at-a-glance information

Questions that focus on vocabulary aid reading comprehension

Glossary, annotated bibliography, Web Sites, and organizations to contact supplement student research

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737747294
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 04/23/2010
Series: Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 5

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 What Is the Status of the War in Afghanistan?

1 Afghanistan Is a Just War Barack Obama 12

2 Afghanistan Is Not a Just War Ted Rall 18

3 Important Progress Has Been Made in Afghanistan Douglas Alexander 24

4 The War in Afghanistan Is a Complete Disaster Sandy Shanks 30

Chapter 2 What Challenges Does Afghanistan Face?

1 The Taliban Threaten Afghanistan and the Rest of the World John Hutton 38

2 The Taliban Do Not Gravely Threaten Afghanistan or the Rest of the World John Mueller 45

3 Afghanistan is Not Likely to Become a Democracy Patrick Basham 53

4 Afghanistan Can Become a Democracy Russell J. Dalton 59

5 Women Must Be Respected If Democracy Is to Succeed in Afghanistan Yifat Susskind 67

6 Afghanistan Suffers from Corrupt Elections Malalai Joya 72

7 Afghanistan's Elections Are a Sign of Progress Gary Hart 77

Chapter 3 How Should the United States Proceed in Afghanistan?

1 The United States Should Leave Afghanistan Ralph Peters 83

2 The United States Should Not Leave Afghanistan Marie Cocco 89

3 The United States Should Send More Troops to Afghanistan John Nagl 95

4 The United States Should Not Send More Troops to Afghanistan Eric T. Olson 100

5 Forces Should Focus on Helping Afghan Women Bronwen Maddox 107

6 The Mission in Afghanistan Must Remain Military Michael Scheuer 113

Glossary 120

Timeline of the War in Afghanistan 122

Organizations to Contact 127

For Further Reading 132

Index 137

Picture Credits 142

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