The Resource 88 days to kandahar : A CIA Diary., Robert L Grenier, (downloadable audiobook)

88 days to kandahar : A CIA Diary., Robert L Grenier, (downloadable audiobook)

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88 days to kandahar : A CIA Diary.
Title
88 days to kandahar
Title remainder
A CIA Diary.
Statement of responsibility
Robert L Grenier
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Language
eng
Summary
The "first" Afghan War, the CIA's war in response to 9/11, was approved by President Bush and directed by the author, Robert Grenier, the CIA station chief in Islamabad. Forging separate alliances with warlords, Taliban dissidents, and Pakistani intelligence, Grenier defeated the Taliban and put Hamid Karzai in power in eighty-eight days. Later, as head of CIA counterterrorism, he watches as bureaucratic dysfunction in the CIA, Pentagon, and the White House lead to failure in Iraq and Afghanistan.In his gripping narrative we meet General Tommy Franks, who bridles at CIA control of "his" war; General "Jafar Amin," a gruff Pakistani intelligence officer who saves Grenier from committing career suicide; Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan's brilliant ambassador to the US, who tries to warn her government of the al-Qaeda threat; "Mark," the CIA operator who guides Gul Agha Shirzai to bloody victory over the Taliban; General Kayani, a cautious man who will become the most powerful man in Pakistan, struggling with Grenier's demands while trying to protect his country; and Hamid Karzai, the puzzling anti-Taliban insurgent, a man of courage, petulance, and vacillating moods.Grenier's enemies out in front prove only slightly more lethal than the ones behind his own lines. This first war is won despite Washington bureaucrats who divert resources, deny military support, and try to undermine the only Afghan allies capable of winning.Later, as Grenier directed the CIA's role in the Iraq War, he watched the initial victory squandered. His last command was of CIA's Counterterrorism Center, as Bush-era terrorism policies were being repudiated, as the Taliban reemerged in Afghanistan, and as Pakistan descended into fratricidal violence
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Grenier, Robert L
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Narrator: Joe Barrett
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  • Barrett, Joe
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  • Nonfiction
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Military
  • Politics
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adult
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88 days to kandahar : A CIA Diary., Robert L Grenier, (downloadable audiobook)
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100337&titleID=2055909
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Unabridged
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digital storage
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online resource
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stereophonic
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spoken word
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unknown
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Unabridged.
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1 sound file
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  • online
  • electronic
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not applicable
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9781481512398
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(sound recording)
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  • audio
  • computer
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  • rdamedia
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digital
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sound
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digital recording
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  • Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
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Label
88 days to kandahar : A CIA Diary., Robert L Grenier, (downloadable audiobook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100337&titleID=2055909
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm00000005a9ac02c-8d45-4dfb-83bd-ddd3834a33cb
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 sound file
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781481512398
Isbn Type
(sound recording)
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
Stock number
5A9AC02C-8D45-4DFB-83BD-DDD3834A33CB
System details
  • Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
  • Format: OverDrive Listen
  • Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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