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What we won : America's secret war in Afghanistan, 1979-89

Author: Bruce O Riedel
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In February 1989, the CIA's chief in Islamabad famously cabled headquarters a simple message: "We Won." It was an understated coda to the most successful covert intelligence operation in American history. In What We Won, CIA and National Security Council veteran Bruce Riedel tells the story of America's secret war in Afghanistan and the defeat of the Soviet 40th Red Army in the war that proved to be the final battle  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce O Riedel
ISBN: 9780815725848 0815725841 9780815725954 0815725957
OCLC Number: 867840319
Awards: Commended for IndieFab awards (War & Military Nonfic) 2014
Description: xvii, 189 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction and acknowledgments --
Part 1. The players --
The Afghan communists --
The main enemy : the Soviets --
The Afghan Mujahedin --
The Pakistanis : Zia's war --
The Saudis : financiers and volunteers --
Part 2. The U.S. war --
Jimmy Carter's war --
Reagan and Casey --
Endgames without end --
Lessons of the secret war.
Responsibility: Bruce Riedel.

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In February 1989, the CIA's chief in Islamabad famously cabled headquarters a simple message: "We Won." This book tells the story of America's secret war in Afghanistan and the defeat of the Soviet  Read more...

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