Ghost Wars The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10 2001

ISBN-10: 0143034669

ISBN-13: 9780143034667

Edition: 2005

Authors: Steve Coll

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To what extent did Americas best intelligence analysts grasp the rising threat of Islamist radicalism? Who tried to stop bin Laden and why did they fail? Comprehensively and for the first time, Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist Steve Coll recounts the history of the covert wars in Afghanistan that fueled Islamic militancy and sowed the seeds of the September 11 attacks. Based on scrupulous research and firsthand accounts by key government, intelligence, and military personnel both foreign and American, Coll details the secret history of the CIAs role in Afghanistan, the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of bin Laden, and the failed efforts by U.S. forces to find and assassinate bin Laden in Afghanistan.
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List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

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Principal Characters
Prologue: Accounts Receivable, September 1996
Blood Brothers, November 1979 to February 1989
"We're Going to Die Here"
"Lenin Taught Us"
"Go Raise Hell"
"I Loved Osama"
"Don't Make It Our War"
"Who Is This Massoud?"
"The Terrorists Will Own the World"
"Inshallah, You Will Know My Plans"
"We Won"
The One-Eyed Man Was King, March 1989 to December 1997
"Serious Risks"
"A Rogue Elephant"
"We Are in Danger"
"A Friend of Your Enemy"
"Maintain a Prudent Distance"
"A New Generation"
"Slowly, Slowly Sucked into It"
"Dangling the Carrot"
"We Couldn't Indict Him"
"We're Keeping These Stingers"
"Does America Need the CIA?"
The Distant Enemy, January 1998 to September 10, 2001
"You Are to Capture Him Alive"
"The Kingdom's Interests"
"We Are at War"
"Let's Just Blow the Thing Up"
"The Manson Family"
"That Unit Disappeared"
"You Crazy White Guys"
"Is There Any Policy?"
"Daring Me to Kill Them"
"What Face Will Omar Show to God?"
"Many Americans Are Going to Die"
"What an Unlucky Country"
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