Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden,… Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Terrorists met at the Zawhar Kili camp that the U.S. attacked with Tomahawk missiles resulting in what to bin Laden?

2. Who headed the Pakistani army from 1998 to 1999?

3. Bin Laden practiced operational security that was intensive and he was cautious of what?

4. After the USS Cole attack, what was Bush's response when asked if terrorist-hosting nations should be subject to retaliation?

5. In 1997 intelligence agents learned of assassination plots against which target?

Short Essay Questions

1. What role had Tom Pickering assumed under Clinton?

2. Why was George J. Tenet in various ways an unlikely candidate capable of repairing the breach between the CIA and Clinton?

3. How did the "bin Laden Issue Station" evolve?

4. Why was it the CIA's working idea to attempt to keep bin Laden outside "KKJ"?

5. How did John Deutch become the CIA chief?

6. What plan was agreed to between Pakistani intelligence director Naseem Rana and CIA station chief Schroen regarding the capture of Mir Amal Kasi?

7. What took place in the Oval Office meeting on 2 December 1998 in the early afternoon?

8. How did the Taliban take their final major prize taken in northern Afghanistan?

9. How had persistent Feminist Majority lobbying in opposition to the Taliban influenced the two most significant women in Clinton's administration?

10. What MiG fighter jet intercept mission of a CIA Predator drone was described in Chapter 29?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What was noteworthy about the use of Predator reconnaissance drones?

Essay Topic 2

What was the Hekmatyar-Tanai coup attempt? Does the evidence indicate bin Laden's involvement was as a semi-official Saudi intelligence liaison or an independent?

Essay Topic 3

How did the Central Intelligence Agency shape the jihad against the Soviets in Afghanistan in the 1980s?

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