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The “first” Afghan conflict, a CIA warfare according to 11th of September, was once directed by way of the CIA Station leader in Islamabad. It positioned Hamid Karzai in strength in 88 days. “If you will have an insider’s account of the 1st American-Afghan struggle, you can’t do larger than this…Important studying to appreciate the place we're this day” (Library Journal).

From his guidance of the unique, post-9/11 battle 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 wonderful eighty-eight days.

“With his ringside seat because the senior supplier legitimate stationed closest to Afghanistan, Grenier is ready to describe assembly by way of assembly, occasionally cellphone name after cellphone name, how occasions opened up” (The long island Times). In his gripping account, we meet: basic Tommy Franks, who bridles at CIA keep an eye on of “his” warfare; normal “Jafar Amin,” a gruff Pakistani intelligence officer who saves Grenier from committing profession suicide; Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s outstanding ambassador to the united states, who attempts to warn her govt of the al-Qa’ida danger; and Hamid Karzai, the complicated 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).

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