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The Wrong Enemy

America In Afghanistan, 2001-2014

By Carlotta Gall

Carlotta Gall has reported from Afghanistan and Pakistan for almost the entire duration of the American invasion and occupation, beginning shortly after 9/11. She knows just how much this war has cost the Afghan people, and how much damage can be traced to Pakistan and its duplicitous government and intelligence forces. Now that American troops are withdrawing, it is time to tell the full history of how we have been fighting the wrong enemy, in the wrong country.

Gall combines searing personal accounts of battles and betrayals with moving portraits of the ordinary Afghanis who endured a terrible war of more than a decade. Her firsthand accounts of Taliban warlords, Pakistani intelligence thugs, American generals, Afghani politicians, and the many innocents who were caught up in this long war are riveting.  Her evidence that Pakistan fueled the Taliban and protected Osama bin Laden is revelatory. This is a sweeping account of a war brought by well-intentioned American leaders against an enemy they barely understood, and could not truly engage.

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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780544046696


Format: Book
Author: Gall, Carlotta
Summary: In this sweeping account of a war brought by well-intentioned American leaders against an enemy they barely understood, and could not truly engage, Gall argues that Pakistan fueled the Taliban and protected Osama bin Laden for the entire duration of the American invasion and occupation.
Title: The wrong enemy : America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014 / Carlotta Gall.
Publisher Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
Subject: Taliban. Pakistan. Inter Services Intelligence. Qaida (Organization) Afghan War, 2001- Pakistan -- Politics and government. Afghanistan -- Politics and government. United States -- Foreign relations -- Pakistan. Pakistan -- Foreign relations -- United States. United States -- Foreign relations -- Afghanistan. Afghanistan -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Isbn: 9780544046696 0544046692
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Call Number: 958.1047 Gal
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Bib Id: 508711

Format: Book
Author: Gall, Carlotta, author.
Summary: In this sweeping account of a war brought by well-intentioned American leaders against an enemy they barely understood, and could not truly engage, Gall argues that Pakistan fueled the Taliban and protected Osama bin Laden for the entire duration of the American invasion and occupation.
Title: The wrong enemy : America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014 / Carlotta Gall.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
Description: xxi, 329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects: Taliban.
Subjects: Pakistan. Inter Services Intelligence.
Subjects: Qaida (Organization)
Subjects: Afghan War, 2001-
Subjects: Pakistan -- Politics and government.
Subjects: Afghanistan -- Politics and government.
Subjects: United States -- Foreign relations -- Pakistan.
Subjects: Pakistan -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Subjects: United States -- Foreign relations -- Afghanistan.
Subjects: Afghanistan -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: The Taliban surrender -- The people turn -- Pakistan's proteges -- The Taliban in exile -- Al Qaeda regroups in Pakistan -- The wrong enemy in the wrong country -- The Taliban returns -- The suicide bomb factory -- Militancy explodes in Pakistan -- The Taliban closes its grip -- Karzai's turn -- Obama's surge -- Osama bin Laden's safe haven -- Springtime in Zangabad.
LCCN: 2013044257
ISBN: 9780544046696
ISBN: 0544046692
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Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 8
Call Number: 958.1047 Gal