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Barack Obama (Former USA President)

He may have the country’s finest experts at his fingertips, but it still doesn’t hurt to read up on environmental and economic issues.

Bogdan Savonea (CEO / TPS Engage)

I'm re-reading "Ghost Wars" by Steve Coll. It's a book about understanding what actually happened in Afghanistan and the role of the "behind the scenes".

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To what extent did America’s best intelligence analysts grasp the rising thread of Islamist radicalism? Who tried to stop bin Laden and why did they fail? Comprehensively and for the first time, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll recounts the history of the covert wars in Afghanistan that fueled Islamic militancy and sowed the seeds of the September 11 attacks.

Based on scrupulous research and firsthand accounts by key government, intelligence, and military personnel both foreign and American, Ghost Wars details the secret history of the CIA’s role in Afghanistan (including its covert operations against Soviet troops from 1979 to 1989), the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of bin Laden, and the failed efforts by U.S. forces to find and assassinate bin Laden in Afghanistan. 

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