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

by Steve Coll Author

In the wake of 9/11, American leaders were left with a lot of questions. Questions like: Had anyone foreseen the threat of Islamic radicalism? Did anyone try to stop bin Laden? Why were these efforts failures? Ghost Wars is a Pulitzer prize-winning history of the secret, unsanctioned wars in Afghanistan that helped to birth Islamic militancy and thus the September 11 attacks. With accounts by government, intelligence, and military authorities both American and international, the role of the CIA in Afghanistan is clearly used to show that American policy was the main cause of terrorism, Islamic and otherwise.

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