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

ISBN 10: 1594200076 / 1-59420-007-6
ISBN 13: 9781594200076
Publisher: Penguin Pr
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Hardcover
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Synopsis:

Provides a comprehensive overview of the CIA's and other covert agencies' operations in Afghanistan, from the Soviet invasion in 1979 through the summer of 2001, detailing the rise of the Taliban and bin Laden, the secret efforts of the CIA to capture or kill bin Laden since 1998, and their failure to stop bin Laden, al Qaeda, and the events of September 11th.


Review:

"Coll...has given us what is certainly the finest historical narrative so far on the origins of Al Qaeda in the post-Soviet rubble of Afghanistan."

James Risen, New York Times Book Review, 04/11/2004

Review:

"[GHOST WARS is] an inside account written by an outsider, the most objective history I have read of the many failures of the CIA and the US government in the region."

Ahmed Rashid, New York Review of Books, 05/27/2004

 

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