Directorate S : The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2016
by Steve Coll
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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“Bewitching”masterly account of the great tragedy of our timeit’s a classic” Evening Standard In the most beautiful traditions of American investigative journalism “Le Temps’ Spectacular”.in fact Bourne pale films in comparison Financial TimesFrom the winner of the Pulitzer Prize of the famous Ghost Wars, this is the whole history of America’s dark participation in the affairs of Afghanistan from 2001 to 2016In the wake of the terrible 9/11 shock, the CIAscrambled working on how to destroy Bin Laden and his associatesThe CIAhad a long familiarity with Afghanistan and worked closely with the Taliban to defeat the Soviet Union.An entanglement of hypotheses, old contacts, favours and animosities have now reactivated.Given the invasion was swift and effective, but bin Laden’s successful escape, as well as that of most Taliban leaders, and a catastrophic failure to define the limits of NATO’s mission in a difficult group, a poor country the size of Texas, created a quagmire that lasted for many years.At the heart of the problem “of the S-Directorate, a very secret on the arm of the state of Pakistan, which has its own point of view on the Taliban and Afghanistan, in a wider competition for influence between Pakistan, India and China, and which presupposed that the U. S., Pakistan, India and China were not in the same position.SAand his allies were about to leave.Steve Coll’s remarkable new book Coll’s Remarkable Coll tells a powerful bitter story of just how bad foreign policy decisions can go wrong and how many lives lost.
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