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The Wrong Enemy,” by Carlotta Gall, makes the case that Pakistan is the power behind the war in Afghanistan. In December , Carlotta Gall visited Quetta in Pakistan, close to the who said: “We may be fighting the wrong enemy in the wrong country. In a new book, New York Times correspondent Carlotta Gall offers new information about how Pakistan has helped the Taliban in Afghanistan.

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You could see he could easily fight enfmy the trenches for days. Short term it works, but in the end I think people will resist or they’ll leave or they’ll run away.

From that moment, the source of the problem was across the border in the Pakistani tribal areas where they were hiding mostly, and in some cities [where] they were hiding, as we subsequently found.

We knew [bin Laden] was hiding almost in plain sight in Pakistan, but when I finally learned this from an inside source — so, someone who really did know — it made sense that galll were galll him and protecting him to use him, I think, for their own reasons. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

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Pakistan, The Taliban And The Real ‘Enemy’ Of The Afghanistan War

And he was talking at a time when the Taliban had taken a real battering in the [U. July Learn how and when to remove this template message. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. To tell you the truth, that’s what drives you.

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. Gall argues, using quotations from the area’s leaders, that the US should have fought al-Qaeda wrojg the Taliban inside Pakistan instead of going to war in Iraq in America in Afghanistan, Read an excerpt of The Wrong Enemy.

April 15, 2: We have no information, maybe bin Laden is dead. They have heads of stone; they are very resilient.

Heard on Fresh Air. He was confident that they’d get that back. He said, “We just have to kill two people in a village and then the village is in our hand. Her book is called The Wrong Enemy: But slowly the Taliban started coming back and foreign enem also started crossing the border and attacking American troops.

Interview: Carlotta Gall, Author Of ‘The Wrong Enemy’ : NPR

They were always telling the West that gal trail had gone cold. I don’t think it’s sustainable to manage people through fear. Carlotta Gall’s new book opens inwhen undercover Pakistani intelligence agents punched her in the face, after breaking into her hotel room and confiscating her phone and computer.


This page was last edited on 7 Octoberat From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. So what vall was they then regrouped and they then started the insurgency, which then slowly built up over the following years — because in the first years, Afghanistan was completely at peace.

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Her reasoning is that the Taliban exists and Osama bin Laden was able to survive for so long and Mullah Catlotta continues to be a fugitive because Pakistan’s corrupt government and the people at the Inter-Services IntelligencePakistan’s clandestine security service, provide aid to these terrorists.

No insurgency can run and survive without the support of the people; it’s essential that they have a reservoir of local assistance and support and protection.

We on the ground could see that the problem was coming from across the border and, over the decade, it just escalated into a huge, intractable problem that now Afghanistan still faces, of a state-sponsored insurgency from their neighboring country. America in Afghanistan, — is a book by Carlotta Gall. Views Read Edit View history.