Ghost wars: [the secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001]

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The explosive firsthand account of America's secret history in Afghanistan 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? Comprehensively and for the first time, this Pulitzer Prize-winning work by journalist Steve Coll recounts the history of the covert wars in Afghanistan that fueled Islamic militancy and sowed the seeds of the September 11 attacks. Based on scrupulous research and firsthand accounts by key government, intelligence, and military personnel both foreign and American, Ghost Wars details the secret history of the CIA's role in Afghanistan, the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of bin Laden, and the efforts by US forces to find and assassinate bin Laden in Afghanistan.
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subject_facet Afghanistan -- History -- 1989-2001, Afghanistan -- History -- Soviet occupation, 1979-1989, Bin Laden, Osama, -- 1957-, Bin Laden, Osama, -- 1957-2011, HISTORY / Asia / Central Asia, History / Military / Other, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Intelligence & Espionage, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Terrorism, United States. -- Central Intelligence Agency
title_display Ghost wars : the secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001
title_full Ghost wars : [the secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001] [electronic resource] Coll, Steve., Ghost wars : the secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001 / Steve Coll
title_short Ghost wars :
title_sub [the secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001]
topic_facet Bin Laden, Osama, History