Quote of the Day

The downward spiral following the Cold War’s end was no less steep in, say, Congo or Rwanda than it was in Afghanistan. Yet for Americans on the morning of September 11, it was Afghanistan’s storm that struck. A war they hardly knew and an enemy they had barely met crossed oceans never traversed by the German Luftwaffe or the Soviet Rocket Forces to claim several thousand civilian lives in two mainland cities. How had this happened…?

- STEVE COLL, Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 11, 2001.

One of the most fascinating books I've ever had the chance to read. It's no wonder that the author won the Pulitzer prize for this well-researched work that covers CIA covert operations and US involvement in the Afghanistan conflict against the Soviets in 1979 all the way to what ultimately led to the events of 9/11. Deserves the highest possible recommendation!

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