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Major Tim Hollifield, Office of Military Cooperation–Afghanistan (OMC-A) Briefing, Ethnic Overview of Afghanistan, slides 7–8; Goodson, Afghanistan’s Endless War, 16. 18. Hollifield Briefing, Ethnic Overview of Afghanistan, slides 12–13; Goodson, Afghanistan’s Endless War, 16. 19. Goodson, Afghanistan’s Endless War, 16–17. 20. Ahmed Rashid, Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil, and Fundamentalism in Central Asia (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2001), 82. 21. Louis Dupree, Afghanistan (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1973), 104.

45 The Taliban remained something of an enigma. They emerged from obscurity in 1994, ruled for 6 years, and then were ousted by Coalition forces. ”46 To some they represented less an enigma than an anomaly: “The Taliban interpretation of Islam, jihad, and social transformation was an anomaly in Afghanistan because the movement’s rise echoed none of the leading Islamist trends that had emerged through the anti-Soviet war. . ”47 Still other scholars of Afghanistan thought they could discern continuity in the Taliban: the tendency of the majority ethnic group to assert hegemony over a heterogeneous society and state to rule it effectively.

14. Newell and Newell, Struggle for Afghanistan, 23. 15. Goodson, Afghanistan’s Endless War, 198. 16. Goodson, Afghanistan’s Endless War, 16. 17. Major Tim Hollifield, Office of Military Cooperation–Afghanistan (OMC-A) Briefing, Ethnic Overview of Afghanistan, slides 7–8; Goodson, Afghanistan’s Endless War, 16. 18. Hollifield Briefing, Ethnic Overview of Afghanistan, slides 12–13; Goodson, Afghanistan’s Endless War, 16. 19. Goodson, Afghanistan’s Endless War, 16–17. 20. Ahmed Rashid, Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil, and Fundamentalism in Central Asia (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2001), 82.

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