Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden,… - Chapters 31-32 Summary & Analysis

Steve Coll
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Massoud now employs a lobbyist to promote his efforts in Washington. He meets with other countries to obtain supplies and addresses the European Parliament about the al-Qaeda threat. Schroen and his group mset Massoud in Paris to guarantee the continuation of the agency's support. Massoud is forging a coalition of anti-Taliban forces. Peter Tomsen, now retired from the foreign service, writes a strategy paper for Massoud.

In April, the Bush administration begins to study the al-Qaeda problem. Recommendations are for more money and support for Massoud. By this time Tenet, Black and others say that there are indications of a big impending strike but they do not know where. Bin Laden openly brags to the media of impending attacks. It takes several months for United States policy to change. By June they feel that an attack is imminent.

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