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Ghost wars
the secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001
VerfasserIn: Coll, Steve
Verfasserangabe: Steve Coll
Jahr: 2005
Verlag: London, Penguin Books
Mediengruppe: Buch
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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. / / Provides an overview of CIA and other covert operations in Afghanistan, from the Soviet invasion in 1979 through the summer of 2001, detailing efforts to capture or kill bin Laden and the failure to stop the events of September 11th. / / Comprehensively and for the first time, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll tells the secret history of the CIA's role in Afghanistan, including its covert program against Soviet troops from 1979 to 1989, and examines the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of bin Laden, and the secret efforts by CIA officers and their agents to capture or kill bin Laden in Afghanistan after 1998. Based on extensive firsthand accounts, Ghost Wars is the inside story that goes well beyond anything previously published on U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. It chronicles the roles of midlevel CIA officers, their Afghan allies, and top spy masters such as Bill Casey, Saudi Arabia's Prince Turki al-Faisal, and George Tenet. And it describes heated debates within the American government and the often poisonous, mistrustful relations between the CIA and foreign intelligence agencies. / / From the managing editor of the Washington Post, a news-breaking account of the CIA's involvement in the covert wars in Afghanistan that fueled Islamic militancy and gave rise to bin Laden's al Qaeda. / / / / For nearly the past quarter century, while most Americans were unaware, Afghanistan has been the playing field for intense covert operations by U.S. and foreign intelligence agencies-invisible wars which sowed the seeds of the September 11 attacks and which provide its context. From the Soviet invasion in 1979 through the summer of 2001, the CIA, KGB, Pakistan's ISI, and Saudi Arabia's General Intelligence Department all operated directly and secretly in Afghanistan. They primed Afghan factions with cash and weapons, secretly trained guerrilla forces, funded propaganda, and manipulated politics. In the midst of these struggles bin Laden conceived and then built his global organization. / / / / Comprehensively and for the first time, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll tells the secret history of the CIA's role in Afghanistan, from its covert program against Soviet troops from 1979 to 1989, to the rise of the Taliban and the emergence of bin Laden, to the secret efforts by CIA officers and their agents to capture or kill bin Laden in Afghanistan after 1998. Based on extensive firsthand accounts, Ghost Warsok is the inside story that goes well beyond anything previously published on U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. It chronicles the roles of midlevel CIA officers, their Afghan allies, and top spy masters such as Bill Casey, Saudi Arabia's Prince Turki al Faisal, and George Tenet. And it describes heated debates within the American government and the often poisonous, mistrustful relations between the CIA and foreign intelligence agencies. / / / / Ghost Wars answers the questions so many have asked since the horrors of September 11: To what extent did America's best intelligence analysts grasp the rising threat of Islamist radicalism? Who tried to stop bin Laden and why did they fail? / / /
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VerfasserIn: Coll, Steve
VerfasserInnenangabe: Steve Coll
Jahr: 2005
Verlag: London, Penguin Books
Systematik: GP.BS, FS.E
Interessenkreis: Englisch [Sprache]
ISBN: 0-14-102080-6
2. ISBN: 978-0-14-102080-8
Beschreibung: xvii, 712 Seiten : Karten
Schlagwörter: Geschichte, Afghanistan-Konflikt <1979-1992>, Bin Laden, Osama, USA, Geschichte 1979-2001, Afghanistan, Geschichtsphilosophie, Vergangenheit, Amerikaner, Afghanen, Landesgeschichte, Ortsgeschichte, Regionalgeschichte, Zeitgeschichte, Amerika (USA), EEUU (Abkürzung), Estados Unidos de America, Etats Unis, Etats-Unis, Meiguo, Nordamerika <USA>, US (Abkürzung), United States, United States of America, Vereinigte Staaten, Vereinigte Staaten von Nordamerika, Afganistan (GKD), Afghanistan Republic, Daulati Padšahii Afganistan, Democratic Republic of Afghanistan, Demokratische Republik Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Kingdom of Afghanistan, Königreich Afghanistan, Republic of Afghanistan, Šahii Afganistan, Geistesgeschichte, Vor- und Frühgeschichte, USA. Marine. Sea, Air, Land Teams
Sprache: eng
Fußnote: Includes bibliographical references and index. Text engl.
Mediengruppe: Buch