Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden,… - Chapters 13-14 Summary & Analysis

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The civil war in Afghanistan continues but is ignored by the United States. Now that the Soviet Union is gone, terrorists are seen as the biggest threat. The Clinton administration is soon to take office and a new CIA chief is selected. It is James Woolsay.

Two men from Pakistan are in the United States. Mir Amal Kasi is from a wealthy family near Quetta and is working as a courier in Virginia. On January 23, 1993, he begins shooting employees entering the CIA headquarters. The next day, he flies to Pakistan. Ramzi Yousef was born in Kuwait. His family flees during the Iraq invasion and he volunteers for the jihad. He receives bomb training, then returns to Pakistan. On February 26, 1993, he and his group attacks the World Trade Center in New York City and that night he flies back to Pakistan.

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