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First in : an insider's account of how the CIA spearheaded the war on terror in Afghanistan

Author: Gary C Schroen
Publisher: New York : Presidio Press/Ballantine Books, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An agency insider furnishes an account of the role of the CIA in the war against terror in Afghanistan, chronicling the complex negotiations with Afghan warlords that led to the defeat of the Taliban, despite the disastrous close calls caused by pressurefrom Washington.
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Gary C Schroen; Gary C Schroen
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary C Schroen
ISBN: 0891418725 9780891418726
OCLC Number: 57722591
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 379 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue: 9 September 2001 --
Washington, DC 11-19 September 2001 --
History --
On the move from Germany to Uzbekistan 19-25 September 2001 --
JAWBREAKER 26-28 September 2001 --
Sizing up the enemy 29 September --
1 October 2001 --
The realities of war 2-18 October 2001 --
A change of plan? --
The A-Teams are in 19-23 October 2001 --
ALPHA Team and the battle south of Mazar-e Sharif 23 October 2001 --
Efforrts in the south --
fighting north of Qandahar --
JAWBREAKER Team and the triple nickel at Baghram Air Base late October 2001 --
The bombing steps up 1-4 November 2001 --
The fall of Kabul 1-14 November 2001 --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Gary C. Schroen.
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An agency insider furnishes an account of the role of the CIA in the war against terror in Afghanistan, chronicling the complex negotiations with Afghan warlords that led to the defeat of the Taliban, despite the disastrous close calls caused by pressurefrom Washington.

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