Unholy Wars: Afghanistan, America and International Terrorism / Edition 2by John K. Cooley
To oppose the Soviet invasion in Afghanistan in 1979, the United States formed an extraordinary anti-Communist alliance with militant Islamic forces in South Asia. John Cooley describes the development of U.S. foreign policy and CIA covert activity in the 1980s, which facilitated the training and arming of almost a quarter of a million Islamic mercenaries drawn from… See more details below
To oppose the Soviet invasion in Afghanistan in 1979, the United States formed an extraordinary anti-Communist alliance with militant Islamic forces in South Asia. John Cooley describes the development of U.S. foreign policy and CIA covert activity in the 1980s, which facilitated the training and arming of almost a quarter of a million Islamic mercenaries drawn from around the world. Cooley marshals a wealth of evidence to demonstrate the devastating consequences of this alliance between the U.S. government and radical Islam--from the assassination of Sadat, the destabilization of Algeria and Checnya and the emergence of the Taliban, to the bombings of the World Trade Center and the US embassies in Africa.
Cooleye examines the crucial role of Pakistan's military intelligence organization; uncovers China's involvement and its aftermath; the extent of Saudi financial support; the role of "america's most wanted man." the guerrilla leader Osama bin Laden; the BCCI connection; and the CIA's cynical promotion of drug traffic to the Golden Crescent. Unholy Wars seeks out the lessons to be learned from this still unfolding drama.
This completely revised edition examines the new terrorist conspiracy network uncovered in the US and Canada, linked to Bin Laden since December 1999. It also covers the many important events in Pakistan since the military coup of October 1999 and the impact of this on Indo-Pakistani relations. Cooley also focuses on recent events in Algeria, which have been linked to the role of the "Afghanis" in the extremist GIA whose members are involved in the new US-Canada conspiracies.
About The Author
John K. Cooley is an ABC news correspondent now based in Cyprus. A graduate of Dartmouth College, who undertook his post graduate studies at the New School, he started his journalistic career at the New York Herald Tribune. He covered the Algerian revolution for UPI, NBC News and the London Observer, and in 1965 was appointed Middle East correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor in Beirut. His journalistic awards include the Council on Foreign Affairs' Foreign Correspondent Fellowship, and the coveted George Polk Memorial Award for "distinguished career achievement in international reporting."
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Table of Contents
|1||Carter and Brezhnev in the Valley of Decision||9|
|5||Recruiters, Trainers, Trainees and Assorted Spooks||80|
|6||Donors, Bankers and Profiteers||106|
|7||Poppy Fields, Killing Fields and Druglords||126|
|8||Russia: Bitter Aftertaste and Reluctant Return||161|
|9||The Contagion Spreads: Egypt and the Maghreb||183|
|10||The Contagion Spreads: The Assault on America||215|
|App. I||Press Release From United States Attorney, Southern District of New York, November 4, 1998||253|
|App. II||The Resolution of the CPSU Central Committee||255|
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