Directorate S : the C.I.A. and America's secret wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan /

"Resuming the narrative of his Pulitzer Prize-winning Ghost Wars, bestselling author Steve Coll tells for the first time 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. Pri...

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Main Author: Coll, Steve, (Author)
Format: Book Electronic
Language:English
Published:New York : Penguin Press, 2018.
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Table of Contents:
  • Blind into battle, September 2001-December 2001. "Something has happened to Khalid"
  • Judgment day
  • Friends like these
  • Risk management
  • Catastrophic success
  • Losing the peace, 2002-2006. Small change
  • Taliban for Karzai
  • The enigma
  • "His rules were different than our rules"
  • Mr. Big
  • Ambassador vs. ambassador
  • Digging a hole in the ocean
  • Radicals
  • The best intentions, 2006-2009. Suicide detectives
  • Plan Afghanistan
  • Murder and the deep state
  • Hard data
  • Tough love
  • Terror and the deep state
  • The new big dogs
  • Losing Karzai
  • A war to give people a chance
  • The end of illusion, 2010-2014. The one-man C.I.A.
  • The conflict resolution cell
  • Kayani 2.0
  • Lives and limbs
  • Kayani 3.0
  • Hostages
  • Dragon's breath
  • Martyrs day
  • Fight and talk
  • The Afghan hand
  • Homicide division
  • Self-inflicted wounds
  • Coups d'état
  • Epilogue: victim impact statements.