Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden,… - Chapters 21-22 Summary & Analysis

Steve Coll
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The CIA hires a group of Afghan tribal fighters to find Mir Amal Kasi, who attacks CIA employees in 1993. The agency outfits the group with supplies and money, including tracking and locating equipment using satellites. Kasi is taken on June 15, 1997. Since the equipment is already in place, they decide to use it for the capture of bin Laden. If there is not a grand jury indictment in the United States, they hope some other country will accept him for trial. The tribe plans to hold him in a cave for thirty days so there is less of a chance for an attack on the Americans who come to remove him. However, in order to comply with various executive orders, bin Laden has to be captured alive.

Al-Zawahiri arrives in Afghanistan after bin Laden but by 1998 they publishe a joint manifesto declaring the United States as the enemy. In a few...

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