U.S Decision to Pull Back
In 2011, after years of fighting for control the U.S military decided to pull pack from valleys in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan; once considered necessary for the campaign against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. Afghan officials worry that the shift of troops amounts to an abandonment of territory where multiple insurgent groups are well established, an area that Afghans fear they may not be ready to defend on their own. about 103 Americans dyed during their deployment in the valleys. Pulling back ran the risk of providing the Taliban the opportunity of gaining success. In 2011, the U.S had its biggest contingent in Afghanistan.