Unholy Wars

Unholy Wars : Afghanistan, America and International Terrorism

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To oppose the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, the USA formed an extraordinary anti-communist alliance with militant Islamic forces in South Asia. In this controversial book, John Cooley provides a behind-the-scenes account of this alliance and of how the CIA planned and ran the "holy war" in Afghanistan. In this edition Cooley brings the subject up to date with a description of the Bin Laden-linked terrorist conspiracy network uncovered in the US and Canada since December 1999. He also covers the important events in Pakistan since the military coup of October 1999 and the impact of this on Indo-Pakistani relations, and focuses on recent events in Algeria, which have been linked to the extremist GIA - the group whose members are alleged to be involved in the new US-Canada conspiracies.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 152.4 x 234.95 x 25.4mm | 680.39g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 4 maps, notes, index
  • 0745316921
  • 9780745316925

Table of contents

Carter and Brezhnev in the valley of decision; Anwar al-Sadat; Zia al-Haq; Deng Xiaoping; recruiters, trainers, trainees and assorted spooks, donors, bankers and profiteers; poppy fields, killing fields and druglords; Russia - bitter aftertaste and reluctant return; the Contagion spreads 1 - Egypt and the Maghreb; the Contagion spreads 2 - the assault on America.show more

About John K. Cooley

John K. Cooley is a correspondent for ABC News and has written widely on the Middle East and North Africa.He is the author of five other books on the Middle East, including Payback: Americaa s Long War in the Middle East (1991) and Libyan Sandstorm: Qaddafia s Revolution (1981)."show more

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