Unholy Wars: Afghanistan, America and International Terrorism / Edition 2

Unholy Wars: Afghanistan, America and International Terrorism / Edition 2

by John K. Cooley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745316913

ISBN-13: 9780745316918

Pub. Date: 10/01/2000

Publisher: Pluto Press

To oppose the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 the United States formed an extraordinary anti-communist alliance with militant Islamic forces in South Asia. In this controversial book John Cooley provides the first behind-the-scenes account of this alliance and of how the CIA planned and ran the holy war in Afghanistan.  See more details below

Overview

To oppose the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 the United States formed an extraordinary anti-communist alliance with militant Islamic forces in South Asia. In this controversial book John Cooley provides the first behind-the-scenes account of this alliance and of how the CIA planned and ran the holy war in Afghanistan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745316918
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
10/01/2000
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.95(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Maps
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Carter and Brezhnev in the Valley of Decision9
2Anwar al-Sadat29
3Zia al-Haq47
4Deng Xiaoping65
5Recruiters, Trainers, Trainees and Assorted Spooks80
6Donors, Bankers and Profiteers106
7Poppy Fields, Killing Fields and Druglords126
8Russia: Bitter Aftertaste and Reluctant Return161
9The Contagion Spreads: Egypt and the Maghreb183
10The Contagion Spreads: The Assault on America215
Notes242
App. IPress Release From United States Attorney, Southern District of New York, November 4, 1998253
App. IIThe Resolution of the CPSU Central Committee255
Index270

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