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Gary Schroen

Gary Schroen is a CIA officer in clandestine services for twenty-six years. In September 1996 he is serving as chief of station in Islamabad, Pakistan. He speaks Persian and Dari and is involved with intelligence agents, espionage and covert operations. Schroen is from East St. Louis and has served in the military and joins the CIA in 1969. He is in the United States embassy on November 21, 1979, when it is attacked. Schroen stays in Islamabad and is instrumental in trying to recover the Stinger missiles that the United States supplied to the rebels during the Afghan war with the Soviets. He becomes involved in the battle against bin Laden and has operatives in Afghanistan trying to find him. Schroen tries to work with General Ziauddin when he becomes the Pakistani intelligence chief to find bin Laden. He is involved in the planning of various plots. In 1999 Schroen becomes...

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