The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014 (Hardcover)
America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014
Houghton Mifflin, 9780544046696, 329pp.
Publication Date: April 8, 2014
Gall combines searing personal accounts of battles and betrayals with moving portraits of the ordinary Afghanis who endured a 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.