Directorate S

Written By Steve Coll
Directorate S
  • Publsiher : Penguin
  • Release : 06 February 2018
  • ISBN : 052555730X
  • Pages : 784 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 2 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Directorate S written by Steve Coll which was release on 06 February 2018, this book published by Penguin. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Winner of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award for Nonfiction From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Ghost Wars, 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 Prior to 9/11, the United States had been carrying out small-scale covert operations in Afghanistan, ostensibly in cooperation, although often in direct opposition, with I.S.I., the Pakistani intelligence agency. While the US was trying to quell extremists, a highly secretive and compartmentalized wing of I.S.I., known as "Directorate S," was covertly training, arming, and seeking to legitimize the Taliban, in order to enlarge Pakistan's sphere of influence. After 9/11, when fifty-nine countries, led by the U. S., deployed troops or provided aid to Afghanistan in an effort to flush out the Taliban and Al Qaeda, the U.S. was set on an invisible slow-motion collision course with Pakistan. Today we know that the war in Afghanistan would falter badly because of military hubris at the highest levels of the Pentagon, the drain on resources and provocation in the Muslim world caused by the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, and corruption. But more than anything, as Coll makes painfully clear, the war in Afghanistan was doomed because of the failure of the United States to apprehend the motivations and intentions of I.S.I.'s "Directorate S". This was a swirling and shadowy struggle of historic proportions, which endured over a decade and across both the Bush and Obama administrations, involving multiple secret intelligence agencies, a litany of incongruous strategies and tactics, and dozens of players, including some of the most prominent military and political figures. A sprawling American tragedy, the war was an open clash of arms but also a covert melee of ideas, secrets, and subterranean violence. Coll excavates this grand battle, which took place away from the gaze of the American public. With unsurpassed expertise, original research, and attention to detail, he brings to life a narrative at once vast and intricate, local and global, propulsive and painstaking. This is the definitive explanation of how America came to be so badly ensnared in an elaborate, factional, and seemingly interminable conflict in South Asia. Nothing less than a forensic examination of the personal and political forces that shape world history, Directorate S is a complete masterpiece of both investigative and narrative journalism.

Directorate S

Directorate S
  • Author : Steve Coll
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-02-06
  • Total pages : 784
  • ISBN : 052555730X
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Summary : Winner of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award for Nonfiction From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Ghost Wars, 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 ...

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 052555730X
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  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2018-04-08
  • Total pages : 30
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Summary : On page 12 the writer repeats a false and unsubstantiated claim that CIA pilots had to fly Russian MI series helicopters for Northern Alliance , whereas in reality Afghanistan never had any shortage of Afghan helicopter pilots.On page 14 the author confirms his absolute lack of knowledge of geography when he fallaciously ...

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  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-10-27
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 052555730X
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-15
  • Total pages : 320
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Summary : Since 9/11, why have we won smashing battlefield victories only to botch nearly everything that comes next? In the opening phases of war in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya, we mopped the floor with our enemies. But in short order, things went horribly wrong. We soon discovered we had no coherent plan ...

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 695
  • ISBN : 052555730X
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Summary : Provides a comprehensive overview of the CIA's and other covert agencies' operations in Afghanistan, from the Soviet invasion in 1979 through the summer of 2001, detailing the rise of the Taliban and bin Laden, the secret efforts of the CIA to capture or kill bin Laden since 1998, and their failure to stop ...

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  • Release Date : 1988
  • Total pages : 212
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  • Total pages : 212
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  • Release Date : 1979
  • Total pages : 212
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