The Resource 88 days to Kandahar : a CIA diary, Robert L. Grenier, (electronic resource)

88 days to Kandahar : a CIA diary, Robert L. Grenier, (electronic resource)

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
Title variation remainder
a CIA diary
Creator
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
MMI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grenier, Robert
Dewey number
958.104/78
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS371.413
LC item number
.G76 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grenier, Robert
  • United States
  • Taliban
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Intelligence officers
  • Afghanistan
  • Pakistan
  • United States
Label
88 days to Kandahar : a CIA diary, Robert L. Grenier, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=18D0A77A-2A9F-4B7F-8D15-CAF2A54B2F63
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inflection point -- The road to war : Pakistan, the Taliban, and al-Qa'ida -- The first American-Afghan War -- Pakistan, Al-Qa'ida, and the wider war -- Once and future wars
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 443 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476712093
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
18d0a77a-2a9f-4b7f-8d15-caf2a54b2f63
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)900860392
Label
88 days to Kandahar : a CIA diary, Robert L. Grenier, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=18D0A77A-2A9F-4B7F-8D15-CAF2A54B2F63
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inflection point -- The road to war : Pakistan, the Taliban, and al-Qa'ida -- The first American-Afghan War -- Pakistan, Al-Qa'ida, and the wider war -- Once and future wars
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 443 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476712093
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
18d0a77a-2a9f-4b7f-8d15-caf2a54b2f63
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)900860392

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