Category Archives: Uncategorized

A Timeline Of Afghanistan History & United States Involvement

A Timeline of the United States Withdrawal and Taliban Recapture of Afghanistan

Nearly two decades after the United States invaded Afghanistan, the nation’s capital fell back once again under Taliban control.

The chaotic reports emerging from Kabul cap more than two decades of American efforts in the country to root out terrorism and transform the nation into a functioning democratic state. Thousands of American lives and nearly $830 billion in official spending, those efforts have resulted in failure. And just weeks ahead of the planned pullout of American troops, the American flag at the U.S. embassy in Kabul had been taken down and most embassy staff had been relocated to the city’s airport.

How Afghanistan, a country that has been torn by conflict for decades, arrived at this place is a long and arduous journey. Here is a timeline of Afghanistan’s more late 20th century, what led to the U.S. invasion in the first place, through the most recent action there:

April 1979: In the Saur Revolution, or April Coup, the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan assassinates Afghan President Mohammed Daoud Khan.

December 1979: Soviets invaded Afghanistan in order to prop up the government, which faced internal rebellion.

Early 1989: As the Soviet Union disintegrated, the army withdrew, leaving the Afghan forces to take the lead in fighting an American-funded insurgency. US intelligence estimates over 15,000 Soviet troops died in the decade-long war. The Soviets kept advisers with the Afghans and continued financing the military.

1992: The American CIA, which backed Afghan rebel groups, withdrew its aid. The Russians also cut its funding. The pro-Russian government was overthrown, and Afghanistan was plunged into a bloody civil war, setting the stage for the Taliban to assume power four years later.

1994: The Taliban, or “students” in the Pashto language, emerges from Islamist fighters in Pakistan and Afghanistan who fought against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan for over a decade. That conflict ended in 1989.

1996: After a two-year civil war, most of Afghanistan comes under the control of the Taliban, who institute fundamentalist policies and widespread repression of human rights.

Sep.11, 2001: Terrorists affiliated with al-Qaida hijack commercial planes to execute terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon outside Washington. The terrorists planned, trained and directed the attacks from Afghanistan.

Oct. 7, 2001: U.S. and United Kingdom forces begin Operation Enduring Freedom, a bombing campaign against Taliban forces in Afghanistan.

Dec. 17, 2001: U.S. and allied forces have driven Taliban from power in Afghanistan. Al-Qaida disperses.

April 17, 2002: President George W. Bush calls for a Marshall Plan for Afghanistan.

March 20, 2003: U.S. invades Iraq, diverting military resources and attention from Afghanistan.

Feb. 17, 2009: President Barack Obama recommits U.S. forces to Afghanistan to combat “resurgent” Taliban.

March 27, 2009: Obama announces new strategy for Afghanistan, connecting the return of the group in parts of the country to the Pakistani Taliban. He calls for greater cooperation from Pakistan.

Dec. 1, 2009: Obama announces 30,000 additional troops will be sent to Afghanistan on top of the 68,000 already stationed in the country in a move later known as “the surge.”

May 2, 2011: Obama announces the U.S. military and CIA agents successfully found and killed Osama bin Laden.

June 22, 2011: Obama announces troop draw downs to begin in Afghanistan.

Dec. 5, 2011: World leaders gather in Bonn, Germany, to discuss how to build a road map for the future of Afghanistan. U.S. and Western allies commit billions in investment to support development of Afghan government.

May 27, 2014: Obama announces plan for full troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by end of 2016.

Sep. 4, 2014: NATO issues a joint statement, designating that Afghan Security Forces “will assume full responsibility for security” of the country by the end of the year. International coalition ends its operations in Afghanistan, U.S. continues its own battle.

Aug. 21, 2017: President Donald Trump cautions against “hasty” troop withdrawal from Afghanistan that “would create a vacuum.” Trump said that he shares Americans’ “frustration” with foreign wars, assures that “we are not nation-building again; we are killing terrorists.”

Sep. 7, 2019: Trump calls off U.S.-Taliban peace talks that began in late 2018.

Feb 29, 2020: President Donald Trump negotiates a deal with the Taliban for U.S. troop withdrawal by May 1, 2021.

Nov. 17, 2020: Pentagon announces plans to reduce troop levels to 2,500 in Afghanistan and Iraq in final days of Trump administration.

New commander-in-chief:Trump claims Afghanistan withdrawal would have been ‘much more successful’ if he were president. Would it?

April 14, 2021:President Joe Biden announces that full troop withdrawal from Afghanistan will be complete by Sept. 11.

May 1: The U.S. begins final troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.

July 6:The U.S. evacuates Bagram Airfield, the largest military installation in the country since 2001 invasion.

Aug. 6: Provincial capitals begin to fall to the Taliban.

Aug. 8: Provincial capitals Sar-e-Pul, Kunduz and Taloqan all fall to the Taliban.

Aug. 11: Fall of provincial capitals of Badakhshan and Baghlan provinces to the northeast and Farah province to the west.

Aug. 13: The county’s second-largest city, Kandahar, a cultural center and the foundation site of the Taliban, falls to the fundamentalist group.

Aug. 14: The country’s fourth-largest city, Mazar-e-Sharif, falls to the Taliban.

Aug. 15: Kabul, the national capital, falls to the Taliban. Afghan president flees country, government collapses. U.S. Embassy in Kabul is evacuated.

ZARZAR MODELS On Instagram: Victoria’s Secret Models Football Day

“If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets.” – The second in our Victoria’s Secret alternate reality series.

About ZARZAR MODELS

ZARZAR MODELS is one of the top modeling agencies for women in the United States representing models in print fashion editorials, high fashion runway, film, television commercials, and promotions. The agency represents top models in all of the major fashion cities and counties including Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Orange County Southern California, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Miami, New York, London, Paris, Milan, Sao Paulo, and Tokyo and recruits and represents models throughout the world through its global fashion and modeling network.

http://www.zarzarmodels.com

British Supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Hair Tutorials

Superstar hair stylist Jen Atkin and British supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley get together for a hair styling session. Hair stylist Jen Atkin shows you how to create soft bends in your hair, how to get the perfect part, and how to use the proper styling products.

Remember Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s look for this year’s CFDA awards? All hair styling credit goes to the one and only hair stylist Jen Atkin. British supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and hair stylist Jen Atkin reunite to create the same hair style once again as hair stylist Jen Atkin gives away a few of her best hair styling secrets.

Discover more Rosie Huntington-Whiteley hair tutorials at: Beautiful British Supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Hair Tutorials

About ZARZAR MODELS

ZARZAR MODELS is one of the top modeling agencies for women in the United States representing models in print fashion editorials, high fashion runway, film, television commercials, and promotions. The agency represents top models in all of the major fashion cities and counties including Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Orange County Southern California, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Miami, New York, London, Paris, Milan, Sao Paulo, and Tokyo and recruits and represents models throughout the world through its global fashion and modeling network.

http://www.zarzarmodels.com

14 Questions With Swedish Fashion Model Elsa Hosk

Above: 14 Questions With Swedish Fashion Model Elsa Hosk.

Want to know more about the beautiful supermodel Elsa Hosk? Check out this exclusive speed interview to get her view on things like summer fashion and Instagram for fashion models.

About ZARZAR MODELS

ZARZAR MODELS is one of the top modeling agencies for women in the United States representing models in print fashion editorials, high fashion runway, film, television commercials, and promotions. The agency represents top models in all of the major fashion cities and counties including Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Orange County Southern California, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Miami, New York, London, Paris, Milan, Sao Paulo, and Tokyo and recruits and represents models throughout the world through its global fashion and modeling network.

http://www.zarzarmodels.com

Models Industry Awards Model of the Year (Women): Model Sisters Gigi Hadid And Bella Hadid

Above: Gigi And Bella Hadid Take The Sculpture Challenge | British Vogue.

The Model of the Year 2017 Industry Awards are the voice of over 250 voters representing a wide range of the industry’s top professionals, including many of the industry’s top stylists, designers, photographers, editors, hair stylists, makeup artists, and casting directors.


2017 Model Of The Year Selected By Readers (Women): Model Sisters Gigi Hadid And Bella Hadid

The winner: Bella Hadid

Runner up: Gigi Hadid

The fashion models that defined the year as a whole with huge industry demand by many of the world’s top fashion clients. The winning model distinguished herself by booking with the best fashion photographers, stylists, and clients, making her one of 2017’s most requested fashion models:

The Highest Paid Models In The World – The World’s Highest Paid Models And The Highest Paid Models In The Fashion Modeling Industry – The 2017 Money Girls


ZARZAR MODELS is one of the top modeling agencies for women in the United States representing models in print fashion editorials, high fashion runway, film, television commercials, and promotions. The agency represents top models in all of the major fashion cities and counties including Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Orange County Southern California, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Miami, New York, London, Paris, Milan, Sao Paulo, and Tokyo and recruits and represents models throughout the world through its global fashion and modeling network.

www.zarzarmodels.com

Victoria’s Secret Holiday Television Commercial

Above: Victoria’s Secret Holiday 2017 Television Commercial.

Join the Victoria’s Secret Angels for one of their sexiest holiday television commercials.

ZARZAR MODELS is one of the top modeling agencies for women in the United States representing models in print fashion editorials, high fashion runway, film, television commercials, and promotions. The agency represents top models in all of the major fashion cities and counties including Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Orange County Southern California, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Miami, New York, London, Paris, Milan, Sao Paulo, and Tokyo and recruits and represents models throughout the world through its global fashion and modeling network.

www.zarzarmodels.com

The Highest Paid Models In The Fashion Modeling Industry – The Money Girls

Above: Beautiful American Fashion Model Karlie Kloss Modeling For Swarovski Advertisements (Swarovski Ads) Modeling As One Of The Highest Paid Models In The World. The World’s Highest Paid Models. The Top Earning Models In The World.

ZARZAR MODELS recently released the latest list of the highest paid models in the world (the world’s highest paid models). The latest list of the highest paid models in the fashion modeling industry (the top earning models in the world) covers all model earnings for the past 12 months (from June 2016 to June 2017) and are approximate based on the leading industry sources including Forbes magazine (one of the most prestigious financial magazines in the world and a leader in financial data analysis). All amounts are in United States Dollars.

Read the full ZARZAR MODELS article by following the link provided below and discover how much money the highest paid models in the world (the world’s highest paid models) made from fashion modeling last year:

The Highest Paid Models In The World – The World’s Highest Paid Models For 2017

ZARZAR MODELS is one of the top modeling agencies for women in the United States representing models in print fashion editorials, high fashion runway, film, television commercials, and promotions. The agency represents top models in all of the major fashion cities and counties including Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Orange County Southern California, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Miami, New York, London, Paris, Milan, Sao Paulo, and Tokyo and recruits and represents models throughout the world through its global fashion and modeling network.

www.zarzarmodels.com

The Tragic Story Of Victoria’s Secret & Why Victoria’s Secret Founder Roy Raymond Jumped From The Golden Gate Bridge Ending His Life



The Tragic Story Of Victoria’s Secret & Why Victoria’s Secret Founder Roy Raymond Jumped From The Golden Gate Bridge Ending His Life.

The Story Of Victoria’s Secret & Why Victoria’s Secret Founder Roy Raymond Jumped From The Golden Gate Bridge Ending His Life

ZARZAR MODELS is one of the top modeling agencies for women in the United States representing models in print fashion editorials, high fashion runway, film, television commercials, and promotions. The agency represents top models in all of the major fashion cities and counties including Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Orange County Southern California, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Miami, New York, London, Paris, Milan, Sao Paulo, and Tokyo and recruits and represents models throughout the world through its global fashion and modeling network.

The Versace Tribute Collection – Spring Summer

Above: The Versace Tribute Collection – Spring Summer 2018.

“This collection is a Tribute to the life and works of Gianni. We pay homage to not only his artistic genius but to who he was as a man, and above all, as my brother. Gianni was an exceptional person for how he celebrated each day as though it were extraordinary and for how he always approached life with a smile on his lips. Each year Gianni lived, he lived to its fullest: throughout his career, he created collections that to this day are considered a cultural point of reference and inspiration to many. It would be impossible to commemorate Gianni’s entire world in a single collection, therefore, I have decided to honor his legacy with his beloved prints and dazzling metal mesh. This collection is for you, Gianni.” Donatella Versace

Gianni Versace (December 2, 1946 – July 15, 1997) was an Italian fashion designer and founder of Versace, an international fashion house, which produces accessories, fragrances, makeup, home furnishings, and most importantly, clothes for women. Gianni Versace also designed costumes for the theater and films. As a friend of Eric Clapton, Diana (Princess of Wales), fashion model Naomi Campbell, Duran Duran, Madonna, Elton John, Cher, Sting, and many other famous celebrities, Gianni Versace was one of the first designers to link fashion to the music world. Versace was murdered outside his Miami Beach home at the age of 50.

“Supermodels Candice Swanepoel, Caroline Trentini, Doutzen Kroes, Anja Rubik, Natasha Poly, and a few of the legendary supermodels from the 1990’s such as Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer made this an incredibly beautiful fashion show. In fact, these models ruled the fashion runway during this beautiful fashion show in memory of Gianni Versace.”

ZARZAR MODELS is one of the top modeling agencies for women in the United States representing models in print fashion editorials, high fashion runway, film, television commercials, and promotions. The agency represents top models in all of the major fashion cities and counties including Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Orange County Southern California, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Miami, New York, London, Paris, Milan, Sao Paulo, and Tokyo and recruits and represents models throughout the world through its global fashion and modeling network.

http://www.zarzarmodels.com

Santa Baby: Victoria’s Secret Models Holiday | Merry Christmas And Happy New Year From ZARZAR MODELS



Above: Santa Baby: Victoria’s Secret Models Holiday 2016 | Merry Christmas And Happy New Year From ZARZAR MODELS.

Nobody does the holidays quite like the Victoria’s Secret Angels. Watch the beautiful Victoria’s Secret models heat up the holiday season to this classic “Santa Baby” Christmas song.



Above: The Making Of The 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: Meet The Newest Victoria’s Secret Models (Paris Edition).

The Victoria’s Secret models have landed in Paris, and everyone is buzzing with excitement. Watch as the Victoria’s Secret models get ready in the final days leading up to the famous Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show featuring famous singers Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, and Bruno Mars.

Above: Behind The Scenes: GUESS Accessories Fall 2016 Christmas Fashion Campaign.

ZARZAR MODELS is one of the top modeling agencies for women in the United States representing models in print fashion editorials, high fashion runway, film, television commercials, and promotions. The agency represents top models in all of the major fashion cities and counties including Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Orange County Southern California, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Miami, New York, London, Paris, Milan, Sao Paulo, and Tokyo and recruits and represents models throughout the world through its global fashion and modeling network.

http://www.zarzarmodels.com/