[65] Zaeef, Abdul Salam, interviewed by Gregg Carlstrom, “5 Min. With Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef,” Al Jazeera.  Youtube video, 6:46.  Posted May 24, 2010. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEzerGZrW9c

[66] Human Rights Watch, “Crisis of Impunity,” Ibid.

[67]  Edwards, David B. Before Taliban: Geneologies of the Afghan Jihad (Los Angeles: University of California, 2002), Kindle edition, Ch 4.

[68]  Matte, Ibid.

[69]  Coll, Steve, Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 (New York: Penguin Books, 2005), Kindle edition, Ch. 14.

[70] Edwards, Before Taliban, Ibid.

[71] Ibid. Ch. 8.

[72] Federal News Service, “Clinton Administration’s Robin Raphel 1996 Press Briefing Regarding the Taliban,” Free Republic, September 28, 2001. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/535291/posts.

[73]  United Nations, “Security Council Denounces Violations of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Afghanistan, Calls on Parties to Cease Hostilities” United Nations Press Release, October 22, 1996.  http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/1996/19961022.sc6282.html.

[74] Boone, Jon, “Worse Than the Taliban: New Law Rolls Back Rights for Afghan Women,” The Gaurdian, March 30, 2009. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/mar/31/hamid-karzai-afghanistan-law

[75] Sharani, M. Nazif, “King Aman-allah of Afghanistan’s Failed Nation-Building and Its Aftermath,” Iranian Studies, Vol. 38, No. 4. (December 2005): 662, JSTOR.

[76] Cordesman, Ibid.

[77]  Frontline, “Timeline of Women’s Rights in Afghanistan,” PBS, October 25, 2011, http://www.pbs.org/wnet/women-war-and-peace/uncategorized/timeline-of-womens-rights-in-afghanistan/

[78] Zaeef, My Life, Ibid.

[79]  Federal News Service, Ibid.

[80]  Bush, Ibid.

[81]  USAID, “USAID Afghanistan: Sectors,” USAID, accessed April 15, 2013,  http://afghanistan.usaid.gov/en/programs

[82]  Zaeef, “5 Min.” Ibid.

[83] Salarzai, Khan Wali, “Kunar Taliban Support Education,” Pajwok,  August 31, 2011, http://www.pajhwok.com/en/2011/08/31/kunar-taliban-support-education-process

[84]  Kalsoom, “Swat Girls’ School Close in Response to Taliban Ban,” Changing Up Pakistan, January 16, 2009,  http://changinguppakistan.wordpress.com/2009/01/16/swat-girls-schools-close-in-response-to-taliban-ban/

[85] Griffith, Ibid.

[86]  Ben-Veniste, Richard, et al, “The 9/11 Commission Report: The Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States,” U.S. Government, July 22, 2004, p. 146: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/GPO-911REPORT/pdf/GPO-911REPORT.pdf

[87] Human Rights Watch, “Crisis of Impunity,” Ibid.