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Directorate S

Steve Coll

Directorate S

the C.I.A. and America"s secret wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan

by Steve Coll

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pakistan,
  • Qaida (Organization),
  • Military relations,
  • United States. Central Intelligence Agency,
  • United States,
  • Taliban,
  • Pakistan. Inter Services Intelligence,
  • Afghan War, 2001-,
  • Military intelligence

  • About the Edition

    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.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 729-736) and index.

    StatementSteve Coll
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS371.412 .C64 2018
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiii, 757 pages
    Number of Pages757
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26943350M
    ISBN 101594204586
    ISBN 109781594204586
    LC Control Number2017051527
    OCLC/WorldCa1020679112

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