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


Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 Author Steve Coll
ISBN-10 0143034669
ISBN-13 9780143034667
Year 2004-12-28
Pages 736
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer PrizeThe explosive first hand account of America s secret history in AfghanistanTo what extent did Americas best intelligence analysts grasp the rising thread of Islamist radicalism Who tried to stop bin Laden and why did they fail Comprehensively and for the first time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Steve Coll recounts the history of the covert wars in Afghanistan that fueled Islamic militancy and sowed the seeds of the September 11 attacks Based on scrupulous research and firsthand accounts by key government intelligence and military personnel both foreign and American Ghost Wars details the secret history of the CIAs role in Afghanistan including its covert operations against Soviet troops from 1979 to 1989 the rise of the Taliban the emergence of bin Laden and the failed efforts by U S forces to find and assassinate bin Laden in Afghanistan

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