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Directorate S : the C.I.A. and America's secret wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Author: Steve Coll
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces America's intelligence, military, and diplomatic efforts to defeat Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan in the years since 9/11, and how the U.S. efforts in the Afghan War faltered because of a failure to understand the intentions of Pakistan's intelligence agency.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Coll
ISBN: 9781594204586 1594204586 9781846146602 1846146607
OCLC Number: 1049576269
Description: xxiii, 757 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Part one. Blind into battle, September 2001-December 2001 --
"Something has happened to Khalid" --
Judgment day --
Friends like these --
Risk management --
Catastrophic success --
Part two. Losing the peace, 2002-2006 --
Small change --
Taliban for Karzai --
The enigma --
"His rules were different than our rules" --
Mr. Big --
Ambassador vs. Ambassador --
Digging a hole in the ocean --
Radicals --
Part three. The best intentions, 2006-2009 --
Suicide detectives --
Plan Afghanistan --
Murder and the deep state --
Hard data --
Tough love --
Terror and the deep state --
The new big dogs --
Losing Karzai --
A war to give people a chance --
Part four. The end of illusion, 2010-2014 --
The one-man C.I.A. --
The conflict resolution cell --
Kayani 2.0 --
Lives and limbs --
Kayani 3.0 --
Hostages --
Dragon's breath --
Martyrs Day --
Fight and talk --
The Afghan hand --
Homicide Division --
Self-inflicted wounds --
Coups d'état --
Epilogue: Victim impact statements.
Responsibility: Steve Coll.

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Traces America's intelligence, military, and diplomatic efforts to defeat Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan in the years since 9/11, and how the U.S. efforts in the Afghan War faltered because of a failure to understand the intentions of Pakistan's intelligence agency.

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