Directorate S

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  • Author : Steve Coll
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 784 pages
  • ISBN : 052555730X
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 2 reviews
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Directorate S

Directorate S
  • Author : Steve Coll
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 06 February 2018
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Winner of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award for Nonfiction From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Ghost Wars, the epic and enthralling story of America's intelligence, military, and diplomatic efforts to defeat Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 9/11 Prior to 9/11, the United States had been carrying out small-scale covert operations in Afghanistan, ostensibly in cooperation, although often in direct opposition, with I.S.I., the Pakistani intelligence agency.

Directorate S

Directorate S
  • Author : Steve Coll
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 01 February 2018
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'Spellbinding ... a magisterial account of the great tragedy of our age ... it is a classic' Evening Standard 'In the finest traditions of American investigative journalism' The Times 'Spectacular ... makes Bourne movies pale in comparison' Financial Times From the Pulitzer Prize winning of the acclaimed Ghost Wars, this is the full story of America's grim involvement in the affairs of Afghanistan from 2001 to 2016. In the wake of the terrible shock of 9/11, the C.I.A. scrambled to work out how to

Directorate S

Directorate S
  • Author : Steve Coll
  • Publisher : Allen Lane
  • Release : 29 January 2018
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In the wake of the terrible shock of 9/11, the C.I.A. scrambled to work out how to destroy Bin Laden and his associates. The C.I.A. had long familiarity with Afghanistan and had worked closely with the Taliban to defeat the Soviet Union there. A tangle of assumptions, old contacts, favours and animosities were now reactivated. Superficially the invasion was quick and efficient, but Bin Laden's successful escape, together with that of much of the Taliban leadership, and

Intelligence Review

Intelligence Review
  • Author : Agha Amin
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 08 April 2018
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On page 12 the writer repeats a false and unsubstantiated claim that CIA pilots had to fly Russian MI series helicopters for Northern Alliance , whereas in reality Afghanistan never had any shortage of Afghan helicopter pilots.On page 14 the author confirms his absolute lack of knowledge of geography when he fallaciously claims that Panjsher valley slices north towards Tajikistan , whereas in reality Panjsher valley inclines towards Chitral in Pakistan towards the Northeast , ending at Anjuman Pass.The authors analysis is a

Toward a Phenomenology of Terrorism

Toward a Phenomenology of Terrorism
  • Author : David Polizzi
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 16 July 2021
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This book examines the socio-psychological dynamics and drivers of terrorism from a humanistic perspective. Most interpret terrorism as meaningless, asocial violence but this book argues that it's not just a case of seeing 'who is killing whom' but that defining and understanding terrorism is configured by historical context and immediate experience. The author argues that these acts of terrorist violence can be interpreted as the external expression of repressed feelings and impulses that have been tabooized by mainstream society. Upon

Ghost Wars

Ghost Wars
  • Author : Steve Coll
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 28 December 2004
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Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize “The CIA itself would be hard put to beat his grasp of global events . . . Deeply satisfying.” —The New York Review of Books From the award-winning and bestselling author of Directorate S, the explosive first-hand account of America's secret history in Afghanistan. To what extent did America’s best intelligence analysts grasp the rising thread of Islamist radicalism? Who tried to stop bin Laden and why did they fail? Comprehensively and for the first time, Pulitzer

The Battle for Pakistan

The Battle for Pakistan
  • Author : Shuja Nawaz
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 15 May 2020
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The Battle for Pakistan showcases a marriage of convenience between unequal partners. The relationship between Pakistan and the United States since the early 1950s has been nothing less than a whiplash-inducing rollercoaster ride. Today, surrounded by hostile neighbors, with Afghanistan increasingly under Indian influence, Pakistan does not wish to break ties with the United States. Nor does it want to become a vassal of China and get caught in the vice of a US-China rivalry, or in the Arab-Iran conflict.

The Afghanistan Wars

The Afghanistan Wars
  • Author : William Maley
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 03 November 2020
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A whole generation has grown up in Afghanistan knowing little but the ravages of war. The dramatic overthrow of the Taliban regime in 2001 was simply one event in a series of interrelated struggles which have blighted ordinary people's lives over the last three decades, and which continue to interfere with reconciliation and reconstruction. This new edition of The Afghanistan Wars provides a meticulously-documented history of these successive waves of conflict. From the roots of Afghanistan's slide into disorder in the

A Companion to U S Foreign Relations

A Companion to U S  Foreign Relations
  • Author : Christopher R. W. Dietrich
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 04 March 2020
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Covers the entire range of the history of U.S. foreign relations from the colonial period to the beginning of the 21st century. A Companion to U.S. Foreign Relations is an authoritative guide to past and present scholarship on the history of American diplomacy and foreign relations from its seventeenth century origins to the modern day. This two-volume reference work presents a collection of historiographical essays by prominent scholars. The essays explore three centuries of America’s global interactions

The Third Option

The Third Option
  • Author : Loch K. Johnson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 15 December 2021
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"Covert action, often called the Third Option, refers to efforts by the United States to secretly influence international affairs through propaganda, as well as political, economic, and paramilitary operations. It is a dimly lit world of secret agents; poison-dart guns; vials of curare, cobra venom, and shellfish toxins; barrels of ink for propaganda tracts; weaponry of all makes and calibers; heavily armed drones and high-powered missiles; speed boats, bombers, and explosives; masks and fake prosthetics; CIA crafted political campaign buttons,

Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan

Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan
  • Author : Thomas H. Johnson,Ludwig W. Adamec
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 15 May 2021
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Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan, Fifth Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 1,000 cross-referenced entries on important personalities as well as aspects of the country’s politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

Landpower in the Long War

Landpower in the Long War
  • Author : Jason W. Warren
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release : 14 June 2019
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War and landpower's role in the twenty-first century is not just about military organizations, tactics, operations, and technology; it is also about strategy, policy, and social and political contexts. After fourteen years of war in the Middle East with dubious results, a diminished national reputation, and a continuing drawdown of troops with perhaps a future force increase proposed by the Trump administration, the role of landpower in US grand strategy will continue to evolve with changing geopolitical situations. Landpower in

On Absolute War

On Absolute War
  • Author : Eric Fleury
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 15 January 2019
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This book is an analysis of terrorism, a summary of its historical evolution, and an evaluation of its contemporary character. The struggle against terrorism has taken on a military character, and a Clausewitz perspective is necessary to show how warfare subordinates use of force to political considerations.

Losing the Long Game

Losing the Long Game
  • Author : Philip H. Gordon
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 06 October 2020
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The definitive account of how regime change in the Middle East has proven so tempting to American policymakers for decades—and why it always seems to go wrong. "Must reading—by someone who saw it first-hand—for all interested in America’s foreign policy and its place in the world.” —Robin Wright Since the end of World War II, the United States has set out to oust governments in the Middle East on an average of once per decade—in