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Afghan Solution The Inside Story of Abdul Haq, the CIA and How Western Hubris Lost Afghanistan

ISBN-10: 0956844901

ISBN-13: 9780956844903

Edition: 2011

Authors: Lucy Morgan Edwards

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The author lived in Afghanistan pre and post September 11 and was ultimately Political Advisor to the EU Ambassador in Kabul. The book is based on her experiences of the intervention including the unique access she had to a family of tribal leaders in Jalalabad, close to where bin Laden escaped Tora Bora. Two members of that family; Abdul Haq and Haji Qadir, were well known Commanders during the anti Soviet war. The book reads like a thriller and is an investigation into the intelligence failures of Western policy in Afghanistan, including why the CIA and Britain's MI6 did not support the Abdul Haq¿s plan to topple the Taliban (which Afghan tribal leaders, commanders, senior Taliban and northern alliance opposition figures had already bought into with the ex King as an umbrella beneath which they would unite) and which would be financed by two American Republican brothers. The story spans both sides of the Atlantic because in London, a former head of the UK Special Boat Service and a British Lord also tried ¿ unsuccessfully to get support for Haq. The reasons why Haq went into Afghanistan on his seemingly impetuous mission, only to be assassinated by the Taliban in October 2001, is told for the first time here by a British woman who experienced important events of the Afghan war first hand. She explains the relevance of what Abdul Haq was trying to do, why the West thwarted his plan and what it means for NATO as it seeks to stabilize and exit Afghanistan today.
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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Bactria Press
Publication date: 5/15/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

The 'Peace versus Justice' Strategy
Reigniting Fundamentalism
The Poetess of Jalalabad
'I'd Rather be a Lion for a Day, than a Jackal all my Life'
A 'Cataclysmic Event for the West'
The 'Lion of Kabul'
'These Days, We Don't know who the Enemy is'.
'Afghanistan will be the World's Largest Poppy Field'
'First you call us Freedom Fighters, now Warlords'
Playing the al-Qaeda Card
'No-one Could Hold a Candle to him' - the Hurdles Faced by a Private US Effort to Support Abdul Haq (Part I)
A Perspective on British Post-September 11 Strategy and Intelligence - The UK Haq Effort (Part I)
'He Would have Begun a Revolution, That's Why They Killed him so Fast' - A Taliban Interior Minister Speaks
'Camp Followers' in Kabul
The King's Group and 'Rome'
From Jihadi Commanders to Taliban
Return to Kandahar
Governance and Traditional Structures
A Further Perspective on British Post-September 11 Intelligence - The UK Haq Effort (Part II)
When did the US Really Choose Karzai? - A Private US effort to Support Abdul Haq (Part II)
Abdul Haq and CIA Strategy in Afghanistan
Conclusions and Ways Forward