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First in: An Insider's Account of How the CIA Spearheaded the War on Terror in Afghanistan

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While America held its breath in the days immediately following 9/11, a small but determined group of CIA agents covertly began to change history. This is the riveting first-person account of the treacherous top-secret mission inside Afghanistan to set the stage for the defeat of the Taliban and launch the war on terror.

As thrilling as any novel, First In is a uniquely intimate look at a mission that began the U.S. retaliation against terrorism–and reclaimed the country of Afghanistan for its people.

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Synopsis:

An agency insider furnishes an eye-opening account of the role of the CIA in the war against terror in Afghanistan, chronicling the complex--and ultimately successful--negotiations with Afghan warlords that led to the defeat of the Taliban, despite the disastrous close calls caused by pressure from Washington. 30,000 first printing.

About the Author

Gary C. Schroen has served in the CIA for thirty-five years, much of his career focusing on the Middle East, including Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. His honors include the Intelligence Cross, the highest award given by the CIA. He lives in Reno, Nevada, with his wife, Betsy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345484598
Subtitle:
An Insider's Account of How the CIA Spearheaded the War on Terror in Afghanistan
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Gary C. Schroen
Author:
Schroen, Gary
Author:
Gary C. Schroen
Subject:
History-Military - Persian Gulf War
Subject:
History : Military - Persian Gulf War (1991)
Subject:
Military - Iraq War
Subject:
Military - Intelligence/Espionage
Subject:
Secret service
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Intelligence
Subject:
Military-Afghanistan
Subject:
Military-Espionage
Subject:
Military-Gulf Wars
Subject:
Military-US Military General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
2005
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
379

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » Afghan War (2001-)
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » Gulf Wars
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

First in: An Insider's Account of How the CIA Spearheaded the War on Terror in Afghanistan
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"Synopsis" by , An agency insider furnishes an eye-opening account of the role of the CIA in the war against terror in Afghanistan, chronicling the complex--and ultimately successful--negotiations with Afghan warlords that led to the defeat of the Taliban, despite the disastrous close calls caused by pressure from Washington. 30,000 first printing.
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