A nation of both breath-taking scenery and ancient culture, afghanistan has in recent years also been a land torn apart by religious and political conflict. after the end of the russian invasion in the late 1980s, the country was then ravaged by civil war, with the ultra-hardline taliban taking control over the majority of the country. following the terrorist attacks in 2001, the world's attention focused on afghanistan as it emerged that the taliban was a supporter of terrorist groups.this resulted in a us-led effort to rid afghanistan of the taliban and instead, allow its population to vote for their own goverment and live in religious tolerance, without fear of violence and intimidation. british troops have been involved in this effort since 2001, under the codename operation herrick since 2002. as of 2012, this operation continues with much progress made. the british army continues to operate as part of the nato international security assistance force with a majority of the force.
Don't forget 5.5% TCB :)