By Robert L. Grenier

The “first” Afghan conflict, a CIA warfare in accordance with Sept. 11, used to be directed by means of the CIA Station leader in Islamabad. It positioned Hamid Karzai in energy in 88 days. “If you will want an insider’s account of the 1st American-Afghan conflict, you can’t do greater than this…Important analyzing to appreciate the place we're today” (Library Journal).

From his education of the unique, post-9/11 conflict plan, licensed by means of President Bush, via to “final” fleeting victory, Robert Grenier relates the story of the “southern campaign,” which drove al-Qa’ida and the Taliban from Kandahar, its capital, in an superb eighty-eight days.

“With his ringside seat because the senior corporation professional stationed closest to Afghanistan, Grenier is ready to describe assembly by means of assembly, occasionally cell name after cell name, how occasions unfolded” (The long island Times). In his gripping account, we meet: basic Tommy Franks, who bridles at CIA keep watch over of “his” warfare; basic “Jafar Amin,” a gruff Pakistani intelligence officer who saves Grenier from committing occupation suicide; Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s incredible ambassador to the united states, who attempts to warn her executive of the al-Qa’ida probability; and Hamid Karzai, the perplexing anti-Taliban rebel, a guy with components of greatness, petulance, and moods.

With suspense and perception, Grenier information his very own struggles and triumphs. 88 Days to Kandahar is “an action-packed story, wealthy in implication, of the post-9/11 race to unseat the Taliban and rout al-Qaida in Afghanistan” (Kirkus Reviews).

Show description

Read or Download 88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary PDF

Best war books

Toulon 1793: Napoleon’s first great victory (Campaign, Volume 153)

In August 1793 of the French progressive Wars (1792-1802), Republican France teetered on the point of cave in. On each entrance her enemies' armies swept ahead throughout her borders – the very survival of the Revolution itself used to be at stake. In Toulon, the strategically important domestic port of France's Mediterranean fleet, a coup had overthrown the Republican govt and passed over town to the blocking British army.

A Stranger in My Own Country: The 1944 Prison Diary

'I lived a similar lifestyles as every body else, the lifetime of usual humans, the hundreds. ' Sitting in a jail telephone within the autumn of 1944, Hans Fallada sums up his existence below the nationwide Socialist dictatorship, the time of 'inward emigration'. less than stipulations of shut confinement, in consistent worry of discovery, he writes himself unfastened from the nightmare of the Nazi years.

Stalin’s British training : Breeding concubines, paedophiles at war

Winston Churchill was once King Edward VII's son. as soon as his father died, Winston had to turn out himself to his brother, the recent King George V, so the 1911 Sidney road Siege was once held as a canned meat operation - a coaching workout among Churchill and his protégé Stalin, who went directly to decimate Russia.

Extra info for 88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary

Example text

In time the same psychology will intensify in the area of biological sciences related to biological weapons. In summary, inertia may well result in a continuation of the status quo for many years to come.

He has published and edited many books and articles in this area -- the Economics of Military expenditures ( 1987), Defense Peace and Economic Analysis (1987), Penser Ia guerre, penser l'economie (1991), Game Theory and International Relations (1994). Anton Surikov graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute in 1984. Till1990 he workedin different organization of the Soviet Military Industrial Complex. D dissertation on a classified topic in the 50th Scientific Research Institute of the Soviet Ministry of Defense.

Later he commanded a parachute battalion and brigade, an armored division the Army in Northern Iceland and in south-east England, and Allied(NATO) Forces in Northern Europe. He held a fellowship at Oxford University 1968-1970. Since retirement in 1993 with the rank of General, he has become a defense consultant and lecturer, and is also an official historian for the United Kingdom. Among fourteen books - military histories, biographies, and defense studies - he has completed two volumes of the British Part in the Korean War of which the second has just been published.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.23 of 5 – based on 13 votes