Military history

Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001

Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001

The explosive first-hand account of America's secret history in Afghanistan

With the publication of Ghost Wars, Steve Coll became not only a Pulitzer Prize winner, but also the expert on the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of Bin Laden, and the secret efforts by CIA officers and their agents to capture or kill Bin Laden in Afghanistan after 1998.

PROLOGUE ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE

PART ONE: BLOOD BROTHERS - November 1979 to February 1989

Chapter 1. “We’re Going to Die Here”

Chapter 2. “Lenin Taught Us”

Chapter 3. “Go Raise Hell”

Chapter 4. “I Loved Osama”

Chapter 5. “Don’t Make It Our War”

Chapter 6. “Who Is This Massoud?”

Chapter 7. “The Terrorists Will Own the World”

Chapter 8. “Inshallah, You Will Know My Plans”

Chapter 9. “We Won”

PART TWO: THE ONE-EYED MAN WAS KING - March 1989 to December 1997

Chapter 10. “Serious Risks”

Chapter 11. “A Rogue Elephant”

Chapter 12. “We Are in Danger”

Chapter 13. “A Friend of Your Enemy”

Chapter 14. “Maintain a Prudent Distance”

Chapter 15. “A New Generation”

Chapter 16. “Slowly, Slowly Sucked into It”

Chapter 17. “Dangling the Carrot”

Chapter 18. “We Couldn’t Indict Him”

Chapter 19. “We’re Keeping These Stingers”

Chapter 20. “Does America Need the CIA?”

PART THREE: THE DISTANT ENEMY - January 1998 to September 10, 2001

Chapter 21. “You Are to Capture Him Alive”

Chapter 22. “The Kingdom’s Interests”

Chapter 23. “We Are at War”

Chapter 24. “Let’s Just Blow the Thing Up”

Chapter 25. “The Manson Family”

Chapter 26. “That Unit Disappeared”

Chapter 27. “You Crazy White Guys”

Chapter 28. “Is There Any Policy?”

Chapter 29. “Daring Me to Kill Them”

Chapter 30. “What Face Will Omar Show to God?”

Chapter 31. “Many Americans Are Going to Die”

Chapter 32. “What an Unlucky Country”

Afterword

Notes

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