How We Missed the Story: Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, and the Hijacking of Afghanistan

How We Missed the Story: Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, and the Hijacking of Afghanistan

by Roy Gutman

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Overview

How We Missed the Story: Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, and the Hijacking of Afghanistan by Roy Gutman

Focusing principally on events and policy missteps in Afghanistan in the 1980s and 1990s, award-winning journalist Roy Gutman weaves a narrative that exposes how and why the U.S. government, the United Nations, and the Western media “missed the story” in the leadup to 9/11.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601270245
Publisher: United States Institute of Peace Press (USIP Press)
Publication date: 01/28/2008
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Roy Gutman is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who currently serves as foreign editor for McClatchy newspapers.

Table of Contents

Foreword   Richard H. Solomon     ix
Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xv
Introduction: The Death of Foreign Policy?     3
Comrades: The End! (1989)     9
A Half Solution (1989-1992)     19
With Massoud (1992-1994)     39
"A Very Exciting Development" (1994-1996)     61
"An Endless Tragedy of Epic Proportions" (1997)     81
"Silence Cannot Be the Strategy" (1998)     115
Hijacking a Regime (1999)     159
Coasting toward Catastrophe (2000-2001)     195
Human Rights under Massoud and the Taliban     221
Radicalization without Response     233
Epilogue: Clemenceau Revisited     255
Chronology     263
Dramatis Personae     267
Notes     271
Index     299
About the Author     322

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