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1. How did the Prologue to <i>Ghost Wars</i> open?

The Prologue to <i>Ghost Wars</i> opened describing veteran CIA officer Gary Schroen on board an Ariana Afghan Airlines passenger jet. He was above Punjab heading toward Kabul to meet Ahmed Shah Massoud, an anti-Soviet commander who was now the defense minister in the Afghan government. Schroen was heading to reestablish relations after a 5-year lapse.

2. How did Chapter 1 open for William Putscher?

At the opening of Chapter 1, William Putscher, a government auditor, was beginning lunch in the U.S. embassy in Islamabad on 21 November 19979. Suddenly, violent rioters crashed the facility which compelled Putscher to attempt to hide, but he was soon found and was taken prisoner. The kidnappers transported him several miles away to Quaid-I-Azam University where they informed him he would be tried for crimes against the Islamic movement.

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