Why the US plunged into a dirty war without end

Why the US plunged into a dirty war without end
In an ill-advised move, the US selected the Taliban as the inaugural bad guys of the war on terror Pic: Getty

Steve Coll shows us how "America's secret wars" are shaped

Non-Fiction: Directorate S: The CIA and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan 2001-2016, By Steve Coll, Allen Lane, €23.80

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