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The Wrong Enemy : America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014

Gall, Carlotta (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Wrong Enemy : America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014
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In this sweeping account of a war brought by well-intentioned American leaders against an enemy they barely understood, and could not truly engage, Gall argues that Pakistan fueled the Taliban and protected Osama bin Laden for the entire duration of the American invasion and occupation
Authors: Gall, Carlotta
Title: The wrong enemy : America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014
Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2014
Contents: The Taliban surrender
The people turn
Pakistan's proteges
The Taliban in exile
Al Qaeda regroups in Pakistan
The wrong enemy in the wrong country
The Taliban returns
The suicide bomb factory
Militancy explodes in Pakistan
The Taliban closes its grip
Karzai's turn
Obama's surge
Osama bin Laden's safe haven
Springtime in Zangabad
Summary: In this sweeping account of a war brought by well-intentioned American leaders against an enemy they barely understood, and could not truly engage, Gall argues that Pakistan fueled the Taliban and protected Osama bin Laden for the entire duration of the American invasion and occupation
ISBN: 0544046692
9780544046696
Branch Call Number: 958.1047 GALL
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Jul 08, 2014
  • SEBoiko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

We may be fighting the wrong enemy in the wrong country. -- Richard C Holbrooke

Jul 08, 2014
  • SEBoiko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Virtually every Afghan leader in the twentieth century has been forced from power, overthrown, or assassinated.

Jul 08, 2014
  • SEBoiko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If your intelligence service wants to get rid of you, no amount of security will protect you.

Jul 01, 2014
  • SEBoiko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Yet even as the militants were turning against their masters, rather than crush them, Pakistan's generals sought to use them and direct them toward other targets.

Jul 01, 2014
  • SEBoiko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

..., suicide is a sin in Islam,...

Jul 01, 2014
  • SEBoiko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Although Pakistan did not create the Taliban, it acted swiftly to co-opt the movement.

Jul 01, 2014
  • SEBoiko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It is better to die a martyr than be in prison.

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