Understanding September 11th - an International Legal Perspective on the War in Afghanistan
12 Pages Posted: 3 Aug 2006
America's military response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks was an invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, toppling the Taliban government and pursuing al Qaeda remnants. This action was covered by Article 51 of the U.N. Charter as self-defense and carried forth under Article 5 of the North Atlantic Charter as a NATO operation. This paper analyzes the legality of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan.
Keywords: Afghanistan, invasion, 9/11, terrorist, terrorism, al qaeda, Taliban, Kabul, NATO, United Nations, Article 51, self-defense
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