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The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014
The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014
By Carlotta Gall
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014, 352 pp
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Carlotta Gall, a reporter for The New York Times, spent 13 years covering Afghanistan and Pakistan and has a lifelong connection to the region: her father, Sandy Gall, is a well-known British journalist who himself spent a good portion of his career covering Afghanistan. Her deep knowledge of the region lends authority to the basic argument her book makes about the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan, which might sound reductive if it came from a less well-informed source: “Pakistan, not Afghanistan, has been the true enemy.” 

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