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Directorate S : the C.I.A. and America's secret wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan / Steve Coll.

Coll, Steve, (author.).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.

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Covington Branch 958.1047 C697d 2018 (Text) 33126022833770 New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Erlanger Branch 958.1047 C697d 2018 (Text) 33126022833762 New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Wm. E. Durr Branch 958.1047 C697d 2018 (Text) 33126022833796 New Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781594204586
  • ISBN: 1594204586
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 757 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 729-736) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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'├ętat -- Epilogue: Victim impact statements.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: United States. Central Intelligence Agency.
Pakistan. Inter Services Intelligence.
Taliban.
Qaida (Organization)
Afghan War, 2001-
Military intelligence > United States.
Military intelligence > Pakistan.
United States > Military relations > Pakistan.
Pakistan > Military relations > United States.
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