Watch: 15 Years Of War In Afghanistan, A Timeline

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On Oct. 7, 2001, the U.S. and British militaries began a bombing campaign against Taliban and al Qaeda targets in Afghanistan. Six months later, after the fall of the Taliban regime and Osama bin Laden’s escape into neighboring Pakistan, President George W. Bush, speaking at the Virginia Military Institute, evoked the foreboding history of military intervention in the so-called Graveyard of Empires, saying, “It’s been one of initial success followed by long years of floundering and ultimate failure. We’re not going to repeat that mistake.”

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