Now all of that's changed. For threats outside the U. I had read Jawbreaker in sixth grade first, and came upon the title in the footnotes. Let's get on with it. There was no strategy in place and there was no intel available. So we were there for just about a month by ourselves, in the valley, we were the only Americans in the country for almost a month. It was interesting to learn about U.
While certain aspects of the Afghan campaign remain classified, First In does a good job getting much of the story out to the American public. It was the highlight of my career to watch the organization come together and do the job that it did. I hope he lands on his feet. It's rugged, rugged terrain, and we didn't have enough U. Arriving in the Panjshir Valley on the afternoon of 26 September, only fifteen days after the terror attacks, Schroen and his team set to work. There have been some organization changes,. You had to have special clearances and special passes.
I don't think that many people had been involved in the kind of things that the Church Committee was looking for. It's changed our world significantly. Where do they go to pray? Where are you when you hear that he's been murdered? What was the mood at Langley at that moment? I got to know him fairly well, and I liked him. Way overwritten, often too much detail to maintain interest, and too much of an aspect from the ground up, meaning lots of complaining about the stupidity of policy makers. We will work to protect all information you provide, including your identity, and our interactions with you will be respectful and professional.
Thank you for visiting Publishers Weekly. There are 3 possible reasons you were unable to login and get access our premium online pages. But we did a lot of those kinds of things: going into Afghanistan just across the border, going in and meeting with the mujahideen. Well, it was one of those periods that seems to be cyclical. That rocked the Northern Alliance -- like I say, the only army left on the ground in Afghanistan -- and it made Mullah Omar indebted to bin Laden for removing his only major enemy, this leader who was so charismatic.
But it was clear to us that the U. I was passing out large sums of money for specific purposes to generate the impression that we weren't going to talk; we were going to actually help them get ready to fight. It's just such a shame, such a mistake. We managed to get around those restrictions to some extent. Schroen in many ways and I think his policy recommendations at the end of the text are very well thought out and insightful.
How does it feel inside the agency when that shift is happening? That really was irritating, because. This is the riveting first-person account of the treacherous top-secret mission inside Afghanistan to set the stage for the defeat of the Taliban and launch the war on terror. Did it feel like it was slipping away -- like Afghanistan, and even the war on terror? And they find themselves briefing daily Al Gore, who needed something to do at the time as well. I don't even know what he's doing now, very honestly. Once we did it, by the beginning of November, when we really finally got our bombing strategy in order and we started concentrating on the front lines, they broke and melted away.
This is really a grand achievement. We had good relations with the chief of the army staff in Pakistan, but we didn't give them the advance warning, because we were afraid that the word would get out, and bin Laden would be warned by elements there within the Pakistani government, military and security forces that support bin Laden and admire him. The administration was interested in Iraq, and Saddam posed a potential threat to the United States. In your experience, was what happened in Afghanistan. My understanding was that Cofer and Tenet had spoken to the president, at least on the 13th, and offered to send a team in.
Some humorous anecdotes and some amazing tales of battle, in addition to an edifying lesson regarding the mess that the United States created by arming and creating an appetite for cash in the Mujahadeen before abandoning the monsters they'd created. However, if you're interested in how the war in Afghanistan started, definitely check this out. What do we do next? Afghanistan isn't that complicated, but if you haven't looked at it before, it is. I could contribute to Afghanistan, but I had nothing about Iraq. Told with the nitty-gritty detail by the leader who was there-real and compelling.