HOW WE MISSED THE STORY: Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, and the Hijacking of Afghanistan by ProQuest

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The story of Afghanistan from the Soviet invasion in 1979 through the rise of the Taliban and their post 9/11 removal from power is an exciting tale that includes shifting clan loyalties, historic ethnic enmity, largerthan-life personalities, and good old-fashioned, bare-knuckle politics. Gutman holds the National Command Authority, the State Department, and the CIA responsible for failing to recognize that Osama bin-Laden had hijacked Afghanistan, that Bin-Laden's declaration of war against the U.S. was real, and that Pakistan was complicit in supporting the Taliban (and, by proxy, Bin-Laden himself).

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