Talk:War in Afghanistan

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Requested move 2007[edit]

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The result of the proposal was OK, I'm going to cut the slack here. The phrase War in Afghanistan is most commonly referred & linked to the ongoing war; it's admittedly a recentism, but one that apparently won't go away soon. Ergo, it should redirect to War in Afghanistan (2001–present). Per Ewlyahoocom and Dekimasu, this page will be moved to War in Afghanistan (disambiguation), because it is, at least currently, a dab page. Having a Military history of Afghanistan as a separate article is an appealing idea, but someone should write it first; before that Wars in Afghanistan will redirect to the dab page. Duja 07:13, 23 October 2007 (UTC)


Wars in AfghanistanWar in Afghanistan — it's a disambiguation page, not a list —Ewlyahoocom 06:43, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Survey[edit]

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i agree we should have a page about afghanistan wars this region needs more coverage on wikipedia. theres knowlede of all the wars that the US has fought and theres good page for that like Dekimasu said.

Discussion[edit]

None of the linked articles are called "War in Afghanistan" - if anything it should be Afghan War, as most of the linked articles are variations on that. There's also the possibility of renaming as Military history of Afghanistan, and allowing expansion into a proper article. Jonathan Oldenbuck 13:53, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

It's not the links on the page, it's the links to the page, which can be found here. Ewlyahoocom 15:32, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
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Nevertheless that disambig exists. I'll move Anglo-Afghan war (war in lowercase) from here to there. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 15:28, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

The page has a link for Islamic conquest in the 7th and 8th centuries but its leaving out the Mongol Invasion and conquest which happens later the mongol conquest happined in two parts one part in the period from 1209 to 1227 and the second part was 1227 to 1279. but afganistan was not area of loose control like the russian municipalities or Turkey and caucus states. and the people in Iran were called Khwarizm Shahdom. but my point is if your going to include a much earlier Islam conquest then the later mongol conquest should also be included. i dont know much about afganistans history and ill be happy when i see how all this turns out. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.51.212.6 (talk) 23:26, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

Requesting page move (June 2010)[edit]

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No consensus to move. Vegaswikian (talk) 00:03, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

War in AfghanistanWar in Afghanistan (disambiguation) — Move dab page to make way for redirect, move redirect page, which will then be pointed at War in Afghanistan (2001-present) per discussion on talk pages. Thundermaker (talk) 16:59, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

I tried to do this myself (non-admin) but it created an extra redirect when I did the first move. Doh! Thundermaker (talk) 16:59, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

  • Oppose there have been many wars in the Graveyard of Empires. 76.66.195.196 (talk) 13:42, 27 June 2010 (UTC)
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Requested move (July 2010)[edit]

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The result of the move request was: Not done, this is a mess and discussion needs to start again. Fences&Windows 23:53, 29 July 2010 (UTC)



War in AfghanistanWar in Afghanistan

Please take into consideration of redirects such as Afghan War and Afghanistan War (often used as common names for the First, Second and Third Anglo-Afghan War), Wars in Afghanistan (can refer to the previously mentioned Anglo-Afghan Wars, the Afghan Civil War, or Babur's wars, among others), and more. The civil war in Afghanistan (of which the present conflict is a continuation) was commonly known as War in Afghanistan during the 1990s. walk victor falk talk 05:54, 19 July 2010 (UTC)
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RfC: Naming of these articles[edit]

Please discuss what names these two articles should have: War in Afghanistan (2001–present) and War in Afghanistan (disambiguation). Please also discuss where the following should redirect, if not used as either of the article titles: War in Afghanistan, Afghanistan War, Afghan War. Fences&Windows 23:53, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

  • (I came here due to RFC notice). I would suggest this article should either be Wars in Afghanistan (disambiguation) or List of wars in Afghanistan. The redirects should be to this one. Those who arrive here by searching will soon identify the article they want. The name of the other article seems satsfactory to me, until foreign forces withdraw, when the name will need a terminal date, but at present this is unlikely to be until 2014. Peterkingiron (talk) 16:24, 2 August 2010 (UTC)
  • I'm also here due to RfC notice. I agree that the disambig page should be called Wars in Afghanistan (disambiguation) or List of wars in Afghanistan. I think that War in Afghanistan should lead to the page about the current war, since that's what the vast majority of readers will be looking for. There should be a disambig link at the top of the page for the current war, pointing to the disambig/list page. As far as the title for the article for the current war, I'm not sure, and don't have any major problem with the current title (possible alternatives I could see would be U.S. war in Afghanistan, but again, I'm not really attached to one or the other right now). -- Jrtayloriv (talk) 18:53, 14 August 2010 (UTC)