Afghanistan A Military History from Alexander the Great For over , years, the forbidding territory of Afghanistan has served as a vital crossroads for armies and has witnessed history shaping clashes between civilizations Greek, Arab, Mongol, and Tartar, and, in recent times, British, Russian, and American. Afghanistan Excavations of prehistoric sites by Louis Dupree and others suggest that humans were living in what is now Afghanistan at least , years ago, and that farming communities in the area were among the earliest in the world An important site of early historical activities, many believe that Afghanistan compares to Egypt in terms of the historical value of its archaeological sites. Afghanistan Facilities Join the GlobalSecurity mailing list Enter Your Email Address Advertise with Us About Us GlobalSecurity In the News Site Map Privacy Afghanistan The New York Times Feb , World news about Afghanistan Breaking news and archival information about its people, politics and economy from The New York Times. Afghanistan A Military History from Alexander the Great The only complete single volume military history of Afghanistan, from ancient times to the war waged by the United States after September Following the events of September , , the world was riveted as American military power contested the legendary warrior culture of Afghanistan. Army IDs Ranger Killed in Combat in Afghanistan Military Army Sgt st Class Christopher A Celiz, , was killed in Afghanistan July , Celiz, who was assigned to Company D, st Battalion, th Ranger Regiment, was the second U.S soldier killed War in Afghanistan present This article covers the history of Afghanistan since the communist military coup on April , known as the Saur Revolution, when the People s Democratic Party of Afghanistan PDPA took power Since that day, an almost continuous series of armed conflicts has dominated and afflicted Afghanistan. After this Saur Revolution, most of Afghanistan experienced uprisings against the PDPA Identity Dominance The U.S Military s Biometric War in For years the U.S military has been waging a biometric war in Afghanistan, working to unravel the insurgent networks operating throughout the country by collecting the personal identifiers of large portions of the population A restricted U.S Army guide on the use of biometrics in Afghanistan List of Military Vehicles being used in Afghanistan British ard vehicles in Afghanistan have faced a lot of criticism during their stay in operational combat in the southern parts of Afghanistan The British started its operational duties in October of with US and UK forces disrupting and effectively ousting the Taliban government and Al Qaeda out of power and have mostly annexed the leadership to neighboring Pakistan. One third of US military injuries in Iraq, Afghanistan May , Car accidents, falls, equipment mishaps and other nonbattle incidents caused about a third of all injuries sustained by nearly , US service members in Afghanistan and Iraq.