British forces invade and influence affairs in Afghanistan for several decades.
Afghanistan declares independence from British influence.
The Soviet Army invades Afghanistan and establishes a communist government.
Fighting ensues between the Soviets and various opposition groups. In 1989, the last Soviet troops leave Afghanistan to hand over Osama Bin Laden for trial.
The United Nations imposes an air embargo and financial sanctions in an effort to force Afghanistan to hand over Osama Bin Laden for trial.
NATO assumes responsibility for security across all of Afghanistan.
Command of all military and security operations is returned to the Afghan army.