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Taliban NarrativesThe Use and Power of Stories in the Afghanistan Conflict$
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Thomas Johnson

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190840600

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190840600.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
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Taliban Narratives
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Thomas H. Johnson

Matthew DuPee

Wali Shaaker

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190840600.003.0001

This chapter suggests the importance of narratives and associated stories to modern conflicts, especially intrastate conflicts. This chapter introduces the key Research question of assessing the Taliban’s narratives/stories and the US responses. A review of theoretical treatments of conflict narratives/stories, information operations and concludes with some general assessments of Taliban IO artifacts and particular problems faced by Kabul, the US and NATO in countering them.

Keywords:   Taliban World View, Taliban Narratives, Insurgency, Information Operations, Messaging, Political Persuasion, Political Communication

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