Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden,… Character Descriptions

Steve Coll
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Character Descriptions

Gary Schroen - This individual was a CIA officer in clandestine services for 26 years, and was instrumental in trying to recover the Stinger missiles that the U.S. supplied to the rebels during the Afghan war with the Soviets.

Ahmed Shah Massoud - This anti-Soviet guerrilla commander during the 1980s was known as the Lion of Panjshir.

Osama bin Laden - This individual lived in Khartoum in 1993-1994 when the Saudi government revoked his citizenship because of an anti-royal stance.

Prince Turki al-Faisal - Born on 15 February 1945, this person headed the Saudi intelligence service.

Mohammed Zia-ul-Haw - This military dictator supported the establishment of hundreds of madrasas along the Afghan border that provided for the religious education of the young, and gradually came to support jihad.

William Casey - This director of the CIA was in his seventies, had served in the Navy during WWII, and then...

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