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Discussion and Book Signing: Steve Coll, “Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan”

February 13 @ 7:00 pm

Free

Resuming the narrative of his Pulitzer Prize-winning Ghost Wars, bestselling author Steve Coll tells for the first time the epic and enthralling story of America’s intelligence, military, and diplomatic efforts to defeat Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 9/11.

Prior to 9/11, the United States had been carrying out small-scale covert operations in Afghanistan, ostensibly in cooperation, although often in direct opposition, with I.S.I., the Pakistani intelligence agency. While the US was trying to quell extremists, a highly secretive and compartmentalized wing of I.S.I., known as “Directorate S,” was covertly training, arming, and seeking to legitimize the Taliban, in order to enlarge Pakistan’s sphere of influence.

Genre: Nonfiction

Venue

Vroman’s – Main
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Phone:
+16264495320
Website:
http://www.vromansbookstore.com/