After being attacked in 2001, the US and a coalition of international partners went into Afghanistan to drive out Al-Qaeda extremists linked to the 9/11 bombers and oust the Taliban regime that was harboring them. Thirteen years later on December 28th, 2014, the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan ended. But under a new agreement, troops will remain in the country to support Afghan security efforts and conduct training. This new operation is called the “Resolute Support" mission.
Origin of the War in Afghanistan (2001) (1:37)
Afghanistan War (2001-2013) (1:47)
Female Engagement Teams (1:16)
Women in the Military: The War on Terror (8:45)