Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden,… Topics for Discussion

Steve Coll
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How did the Soviets become involved in Afghanistan? How did this attract the CIA and GID?

After the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, what problems did the nation face and why?

In what ways did money from the Gulf States frustrate CIA plans? How did they fund the international Islamic threat?

Explain how bin Laden became active in the radical Islamic movement?

What is the Taliban? How and why did it form? What was the Northern Alliance?

In what ways were the CIA and Saudi intelligence responsible for the establishment of radical Islamic jihadist training camps?

Explain the U.S. efforts to capture bin Laden. What did they try and how? What problems did they encounter and why?

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