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The Resource 88 Days to Kandahar : A CIA Diary, (electronic resource :)

88 Days to Kandahar : A CIA Diary, (electronic resource :)

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88 Days to Kandahar : A CIA Diary
Title
88 Days to Kandahar
Title remainder
A CIA Diary
Statement of responsibility
Robert L. Grenier
Title variation
Eighty eight days to Kandahar, a CIA diary
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eng
Summary
The First American-Afghan War, a CIA war, was approved by President George W. Bush and directed by the author, Robert Grenier, the CIA station chief in Islamabad. Forging separate alliances with warlords, Taliban dissidents, and Pakistani intelligence, Grenier launched the 2southern campaign,3 orchestrating the final defeat of the Taliban and Hamid Karzai’s rise to power in 88 chaotic days. In his gripping narrative, we meet: General Tommy Franks, who bridled at CIA control of 2his3 war; General 2Jafar Amin,3 a gruff Pakistani intelligence officer who saved Grenier from committing career suicide; Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s brilliant ambassador to the US, who tried to warn her government of the al-Qa’ida threat; 2Mark,3 the CIA operator who guided Gul Agha Shirzai to bloody victory over the Taliban; General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani, a cautious man who became the most powerful man in Pakistan, struggling with Grenier’s demands while trying to protect his country; and Hamid Karzai, the puzzling anti-Taliban insurgent, a man of courage, petulance, and vacillating moods. Grenier’s enemies out in front prove only slightly more lethal than the ones behind his own lines. This first war is won despite Washington bureaucrats who divert resources, deny military support, and try to undermine the only Afghan allies capable of winning. Later, as he directed the CIA’s role in the Iraq War, Grenier watched the initial victory squandered. His last command was of CIA’s CounterTerrorism Center (CTC), as Bush-era terrorism policies were being repudiated, as the Taliban re-emerged in Afghanistan, and as Pakistan descended into fratricidal violence
Summary
The director of the American-Afghan war describes how he orchestrated the defeat of the Taliban in the region by forging separate alliances with warlords, Taliban dissidents, and the Pakistani intelligence service
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contains biographical information
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10396460
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MnSpTMCL
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958.10478
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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True
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adult
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a CIA diary
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88 Days to Kandahar : A CIA Diary, (electronic resource :)
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http://ebook.3m.com/library/ald-document_id-ev932g9
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9781476712093
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unknown
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464 p.
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electronic
Isbn
9781476712093
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
ev932g9
Label
88 Days to Kandahar : A CIA Diary, (electronic resource :)
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/ald-document_id-ev932g9
Publication
Control code
9781476712093
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
464 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781476712093
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
ev932g9

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