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Faiz Ahmed


The Forgotten Anniversary: 10/7 and America's Longest War

[U.S. soldiers from A Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment pass through a village near Forward Operating Base Blessing, Afghanistan. Image from]

On 7 October 2001, at approximately 12:30pm EST, US and British forces launched Operation Enduring Freedom, an aerial bombing campaign with the declared objectives of overthrowing the Taliban regime, destroying or capturing Taliban and al-Qaeda forces, and bringing an end to terrorist activities in Afghanistan.

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Faiz Ahmed


Faiz Ahmed is currently a Doctoral Candidate in History at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a former Fulbright Scholar to Egypt (2003), and recently returned from conducting dissertation research on Islamic legal histories in Ottoman Turkey, British India, and Afghanistan. In addition to his historical inquiries, he has published widely on contemporary legal and political affairs in the Middle East, Afghanistan, and Northwest Frontier of Pakistan. He also holds a Juris Doctorate from Hastings College of Law with a concentration in international and comparative law.