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Directorate S

The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan

by Steve Coll

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Directorate S
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The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan
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Traces America's intelligence, military, and diplomatic efforts to defeat Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan in the years since 9/11, and how the U.S. efforts in the Afghan War faltered because of a failure to understand the intentions of Pakistan's intelligence agency.

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After 16 Years, Afghanistan War Is 'At Best A Grinding Stalemate,' Journalist Says

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