Flannery O'connor Essay

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Running Head : Hurdles faced in Afghanistan through the eyes of a Special Forces Soldier1. The main Purpose of this article is for the author to share his knowledge and what he experienced in Afghanistan.2 The key question the author is addressing is will Afghanistan survive and become a thriving society.3 The most important information in this article is the mistrust between the general populace and the government. The governmental corruption must be minimized, eliminated if possible to help maximize economic and financial growth.4. The main inferences in this article are "The government is young and still trying to figure out their way of governing their country" (bottom pg 3). "Many of the ...view middle of the document...

The government has to take care of the population. The population has to take an active role in its government. Military leaders must put the interest of their country above their own personal interests and goals.5. The key concept we need to understand in this article is the isolation of the Afghan people from their government. The most important ideas to know to understand this is the remote settings of the afghan geography and the corruption in the government. Due to the large amount of the population of afghanistan spread out in remote villages, the expense to build and show a government presence in these remote areas and the corruption of government officials there is little to no government outside of the larger cities.6. a.The main assumption underlying the author's thinking is that the Afghan people are capable of developing, building and maintaining a legitimate government. B. The Taliban will let the growth of the afghan government happen.7. a. Implications made here are that the Afghanistan people will have to unite together to stand up against the Taliban and build a government to run the country. "the Taliban will not have a foot to stand on if the people of that country decide to band together and end tyranny and oppression." (last paragraph on pg 9) b. if we fail to accept this line of reasoning, the implications are that "the people of Afghanistan will continue to live their lives feeling isolated and cut off from spirit of unity that is needed to resist oppressive regimes." (last paragraph pg 9)8. The main point presented in this article is the future of the country of Afghanistan rests in actions or inactions of the population.

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