Method of Instruction: LectureInstructor to Student Ratio is: 1:25Time of Instruction: 5 minsMedia: Large Group Instruction
The terror attacks on September 11, 2001 set in motion the directinvolvement of American troops in Afghanistan. In the preludeleading to Operation Enduring Freedom, many examined the historyof Afghanistan, specifically the Soviet-Afghan War, and reached theconclusion that the United States would ultimately meet the samefate as the Soviets. While OEF has been successful thus far indislodging the Taliban and denying Al Qaida safe haven, the war tornnation of Afghanistan has yet to be stabilized. Also recall that theSoviets were also initially successful before encountering adedicated resistance in the Mujahadeen. The critical task the USmust accomplish in order to prevent history from repeating itself isensure the support of the Afghan people. One thing that US militarypersonnel can do to minimize the cultural differences between theAfghan people and US military personnel is to learn about the peopleliving there to include their values and beliefs. Successfully doing sowill reduce the possibility of misunderstanding andmiscommunication and make the presence of American personnelon their soil easier to bear.
Inform the students of the following Terminal Learning Objective requirements.At the completion of this lesson, you [the student] will:
Describe Culture of Tribalism in Afghanistan
Given Student Handouts
Described Culture of Tribalism in Afghanistan
There are no safety concerns.
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It is the responsibility of all soldiers and DA civilians to protect the environment fromdamage.
There are no environmental concerns.
In-Class Student Checks, Written Test