The Wrong Enemy
America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014
By Carlotta Gall
Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780544046696, 329pp.
Publication Date: April 8, 2014
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Gall combines searing personal accounts of battles and betrayals with moving portraits of the ordinary Afghanis who endureda terrible war of more than a decade. Her firsthand accounts of Taliban warlords, Pakistani intelligence thugs, American generals, Afghani politicians, and the many innocents who were caught up in this long war are riveting. Her evidence that Pakistan fueled the Taliban and protected Osama bin Laden is revelatory. This is a sweeping account of a war brought by well-intentioned American leaders against an enemy they barely understood, and could not truly engage.
In a new book, New York Times correspondent Carlotta Gall offers new information about how Pakistan has helped the Taliban in Afghanistan and may have helped hide Osama bin Laden. More at NPR.org
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