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Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden,… Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 27-28 Summary

Steve Coll
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Chapters 27-28 Summary and Analysis

In early 2000, bin Laden goes to his Derunta Camp near Jalalabad. Only Arabs are allowed in the elite camp. The Americans feel they were experimenting with chemicals. Massoud sends a commando team to the area but the CIA can find no evidence of an attack on the camp. The CIA have increased recruitment but cannot penetrate the al-Qaeda.

Bin Laden is very security conscious as he moves around and it is difficult for the CIA to obtain information. Since bin Laden and al-Zawahiri travel in luxury SUVs, satellites are used to locate the vehicles in a place where most people do not have cars. However, they cannot track them on a day to day basis. The Pentagon also do not want to try a commando raid due to the logistics and lack of reliable intelligence. Failed attacks with civilian causalities will raise bin...

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