The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, From the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001Book - 2004
Comprehensively and for the first time, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll tells the secret history of the CIA's role in Afghanistan, from its covert programme against Soviet troops from 1979-89, to the rise of the Taliban and the emergence of bin Laden, to the secret efforts vy CIA officers and their agents to capture or kill bin Laden in Afghanistan after 1998. Based on extensive firsthand accounts, Ghost Wars is the inside story that goes well beyond anything previously published on US involvement in Afghanistan.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2004.
Characteristics: xvii, 695 p. : maps ; 25 cm.