Essay Topics/Writing Assignments
These 20 essay questions can be used as essay questions on a test, or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or in-class writing assignment. Students should have a full understanding of the text in order to answer these questions. They ask for a thorough analysis of the text.
1. The book's title specifies the span of time in which the Ghost Wars transpired, but who were the ghosts and what were these conflicts referenced?
2. How did the Central Intelligence Agency shape the jihad against the Soviets in Afghanistan in the 1980s?
3. What were the methods and means employed by this CIA to disrupt, capture, and kill Osama bin Laden subsequent to his return to Afghanistan in the late 1990s?
4. What was author Steve Coll referring to when he noted an adviser to Ahmed Shah Massoud recalled a roughly translated...
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