Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden,… - Chapters 3-5 Summary & Analysis

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Howard Hart is a CIA agent providing arms to the Afghan anti-Soviet guerrillas. He is in Peshawar to meet Abdul Haq, an Afghan rebel commander. Hart becomes the CIA station chief in Islamabad in 1981 and begins supplying the rebels with arms but has to supply them through Pakistan under the control of General Zia. This is why Hart and Abdul Haw have to meet in secret.

Hart also meets regularly with Akhtar due Rahman, the director of ISI, Pakistan's intelligence service. Ahktar establishes the rules for the CIA and the success of the CIA depends on Hart's ability to work with Akhtar. They will develop the list of weapons that are required.

In Chapter Four, Ahmed Badeeb is sent to Pakistan with money from Price Turki al-Faisal who is the head of Saudi intelligence. He meets with President Zia. The Soviet invasion is...

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