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The Resource 88 days to Kandahar : a CIA diary, Robert L. Grenier

88 days to Kandahar : a CIA diary, Robert L. Grenier

Label
88 days to Kandahar : a CIA diary
Title
88 days to Kandahar
Title remainder
a CIA diary
Statement of responsibility
Robert L. Grenier
Title variation
Eighty eight days to Kandahar, a CIA diary
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The First American-Afghan War, a CIA war, was approved by President George W. Bush and directed by the author, Robert Grenier, the CIA station chief in Islamabad. Forging separate alliances with warlords, Taliban dissidents, and Pakistani Intelligence, Grenier launched the "southern campaign," orchestrating the final defeat of the Taliban and Hamid Karzai's rise to power in eighty-eight chaotic days. In his gripping narrative, we meet: General Tommy Franks, who bridled at CIA control of "his" war; General "Jafar Amin," a gruff Pakistani intelligence officer who saved Grenier from committing career suicide; Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan's brilliant ambassador to the US, who tried to warn her government of the al-Qa'ida threat; "Mark," the CIA operator who guided Gul Agha Shirzai to bloody victory over the Taliban; General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani, a cautious man who became the most powerful man in Pakistan, struggling with Grenier's demands while trying to protect his country; and Hamid Karzai, the puzzling anti-Taliban insurgent, a man of courage, petulance, and vacillating moods. Grenier's enemies out in front prove only slightly more lethal than the ones behind his own lines. This first war is won despite Washington bureaucrats who divert resources, deny military support, and try to undermine the only Afghan allies capable of winning. Later, as he directed the CIA's role in the Iraq War, Grenier watched the initial victory squandered. His last command was of CIA's Counterterrorism Center (CTC), as Bush-era terrorism policies were being repudiated, as the Taliban re-emerged in Afghanistan, and as Pakistan descended into fratricidal violence
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grenier, Robert
Dewey number
958.104/78
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grenier, Robert
  • United States
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Taliban
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Intelligence officers
  • Afghanistan
  • Pakistan
  • United States
Label
88 days to Kandahar : a CIA diary, Robert L. Grenier
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2014036555
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xix, 443 pages
Isbn
9781476712079
Lccn
2014036555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
88 days to Kandahar : a CIA diary, Robert L. Grenier
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2014036555
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xix, 443 pages
Isbn
9781476712079
Lccn
2014036555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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