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 background of the rustic. This excellent voter turnout within the face of bad threats and genuine 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 used to be a gorgeous luck and severe breakthrough for the Afghan humans and for the us within the crusade opposed to foreign terrorism. The switch is extra dramatic than the yankee Revolution, within the aftermath of which the recent American democracy maintained a consultant type of executive just like its British roots. The swap can also be extra confident than the French Revolution, which degenerated into tyranny and anarchy. The Afghan Revolution of democratic governance, albeit aided and guided via overseas army and political powers, is hence probably the most old occasions of our time.Written by means of a former U.S. military intelligence officer, this booklet 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 protection gear and the measures conserving 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 money owed 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 international locations in a civilian-clothes function, permits him to put in writing from the point of view of a UN safety officer, delivering insights past those who will be won at the battlefield.
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However, in the case of criminal behavior (in contrast to ongoing hostilities in a conflict), the ICRC does allow armed guards at workplaces and residences if no other option is available. At this point, private security options or police forces are still preferable to organized militaries in the view of the ICRC. In addition, the military itself frequently participates in humanitarian activities that mirror the efforts of nongovernmental activists and enjoy similar status in international law to these humanitarian relief workers.
This freed the commander of the light infantry brigade headquartered in Kandahar, the former Taliban capital, to focus on operations in the south, allowing him to expand into Oruzgan Province, establishing a base at the city of Tarin Kowt. A several-years-long construction project is currently underway on a paved roadway connecting Kandahar to Tarin Kowt. Thus, the infantry brigade commander assumed control of Regional Command South. The development of the third Regional Command in the west is the most difficult to understand from an organizational standpoint, seemingly a completely fabricated and superfluous headquarters of a very temporary duration.
However, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has ruled out any armed military escorts to protect humanitarian activities for its operations. In particular, the ICRC relies on a sense of neutrality in order to promote its mission. Thus, the neutral identity—as well as the viability of the entire operation—is compromised by armed escorts for relief convoys. However, in the case of criminal behavior (in contrast to ongoing hostilities in a conflict), the ICRC does allow armed guards at workplaces and residences if no other option is available.