Azami, Dawood. “Why Are Taliban Resurgent In Afghanistan?”: BBC World Service. 5January
2016 From Asia. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35169478
1. What is the title of the article? Who is the author of the article? Where did the article come from? When was the article published?
Why Are Taliban Resurgent In Afghanistan? By Dawood Azami BBC World Service. Posted January 5 2016 From Asia
2. What is this article about? What are the main facts/points that the journalist/author is making?
The article is about why the Taliban have reentered in Afghanistan again. Why are their Taliban getting bigger rather than declining? This article talks about reasons why the Taliban are increasing Afghanistan: The United States and NATO withdrew their forces to go help other areas that were in crises such as Syria, Iraq, and the Ukraine. The military bases were left unprotected so the Taliban seized what they could like weapons and vehicles. The Pakistani military came in and joined the Taliban groups. Afghan security forces lack equipment like air power and reconnaissance to fight the Taliban. There is also political infighting / corruption in the central government of Kabul.
3. What do you think about the article? Do you agree/disagree with the subject/perspective? Why?
I agree with the author that the Taliban are coming back and that Afghanistan doesn't have a good strong fighting force to keep them out. I believe that we should go back and try to bring peace back in and to stop the fighting while they figure out what they’re going to do.
4. How does this article connect to what we are studying in class?
We are learning about Afghanistan and this news article is current about this country.