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The Resource Foxtrot in Kandahar : a memoir of a CIA Officer in Afghanistan at the inception of America's longest war, Duane Evans

Foxtrot in Kandahar : a memoir of a CIA Officer in Afghanistan at the inception of America's longest war, Duane Evans

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Foxtrot in Kandahar : a memoir of a CIA Officer in Afghanistan at the inception of America's longest war
Title
Foxtrot in Kandahar
Title remainder
a memoir of a CIA Officer in Afghanistan at the inception of America's longest war
Statement of responsibility
Duane Evans
Title variation
Memoir of a CIA Officer in Afghanistan at the inception of America's longest war
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Veteran CIA officer Duane Evans is dispatched to Pakistan to "get something going in the South," still under the Taliban's sway and al-Qa'ida. With no "Southern Alliance" for the U.S. to support, a new strategy is called for. This is the true story of Evans's unexpected journey from the pristine halls of Langley to the badlands of southern Afghanistan. Within hours after he watched the horrors of 9/11 unfold during a chance visit to FBI Headquarters, Evans begins a personal and relentless quest to become part of the U.S. response against al-Qa'ida. This memoir tracks his efforts to join one of CIA's elite teams bound for Afghanistan, a journey that eventually takes him to the front lines in Pakistan, first as part of the advanced element of CIA's Echo team supporting Hamid Karzai, and finally as leader of the under-resourced and often overlooked Foxtrot team. Relying on rusty military skills from Evans's days as a Green Beret and brandishing a traded-for rifle, he moves toward Kandahar, one of only a handful of Americans pushing forward across the desert in the company of Pashtun warriors into some of the most dangerous, yet mesmerizingly beautiful, landscape on earth. The ultimate triumph of the CIA and Special Forces teams, when absolutely everything was on the line, is tempered by the US tragedy that catalyzed what is now America's longest war. Evans's very personal adventure that unfolds within the pages of Foxtrot in Kandahar: A Memoir of a CIA Officer in Afghanistan at the Inception of America's Longest War, which concludes with an analysis of opportunities lost in the years since his time in Afghanistan, should be required reading for everyone interested in modern warfare."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Evans, Duane
Dewey number
958.104/740973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS371.413
LC item number
.E87 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evans, Duane
  • Taliban
  • United States
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Intelligence officers
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Special operations (Military science)
  • Special operations (Military science)
Label
Foxtrot in Kandahar : a memoir of a CIA Officer in Afghanistan at the inception of America's longest war, Duane Evans
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Pakistan, November 2001 -- Part one. Headquarters -- Outrage -- Plenty of parking -- Roots -- A day late -- A threshold crossed, a spark ignited -- Mission over process -- Change comes hard -- "Pasha" -- Suspicious minds -- New mission -- Pakistan on my mind -- Saying goodbye -- Part two. Pakistan -- Islamabad -- Karzai -- A full up team -- A devoted man -- Off again, on again -- New team, new mission -- A question of leadership -- By the seat of our pants -- Part three. Afghanistan -- There be snakes -- Infiltration -- Reflections on leadership -- The best laid plans -- Wagons, ho! -- The longest night -- the longest day -- Bad news -- Takhteh-Pol days -- Lightning strikes--twice -- Friendly fire -- Kandahar -- Paying the freight -- Link-up with Echo Team -- Raids, rubble, rocks, and lingerie -- Tensions among the tribe -- Death from above -- Do I go or do I stay -- Jacobabad revisited -- Home -- Postscript 2017
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 172 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781611213577
Lccn
2017021615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn975088105
  • (OCoLC)975088105
  • 973724
Label
Foxtrot in Kandahar : a memoir of a CIA Officer in Afghanistan at the inception of America's longest war, Duane Evans
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Pakistan, November 2001 -- Part one. Headquarters -- Outrage -- Plenty of parking -- Roots -- A day late -- A threshold crossed, a spark ignited -- Mission over process -- Change comes hard -- "Pasha" -- Suspicious minds -- New mission -- Pakistan on my mind -- Saying goodbye -- Part two. Pakistan -- Islamabad -- Karzai -- A full up team -- A devoted man -- Off again, on again -- New team, new mission -- A question of leadership -- By the seat of our pants -- Part three. Afghanistan -- There be snakes -- Infiltration -- Reflections on leadership -- The best laid plans -- Wagons, ho! -- The longest night -- the longest day -- Bad news -- Takhteh-Pol days -- Lightning strikes--twice -- Friendly fire -- Kandahar -- Paying the freight -- Link-up with Echo Team -- Raids, rubble, rocks, and lingerie -- Tensions among the tribe -- Death from above -- Do I go or do I stay -- Jacobabad revisited -- Home -- Postscript 2017
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 172 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781611213577
Lccn
2017021615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn975088105
  • (OCoLC)975088105
  • 973724

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