the war in afghanistan started in 2001 and is still going today. The war is an outcome from the civil war which ended in 2001 and which lasted for five years. The conflict is an armed conflict against terrorism. the conflict was triggered by the 9/11 attacks. and in the begining the United States of America wanted to assassinate the leader of the terrorist group taliban. The war is divided into three phases, were the first phase was to locate and attack taliban. This phase lasted for two months, the second one was to get control over the taliban and Al Qaeda militia that ruled in Afghanistan, and assassinate the leaders and also starting to rebuild the Afghan state. this phase lasted from 2002-2008. and the third phase was a doctrine that started in 2008 led by Barack Obama.