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Directorate S : the C.I.A. and America's secret wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2016

Coll, Steve2018
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.
New York : Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2018
xxiii, 757 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 729-736) and index.
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 thee. 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.
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Beaumaris LibraryAdult Non Fiction - History958.1047 COLAvailable
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