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Title
Foxtrot in Kandahar
Other Titles (e.g. Variant)
Memoir of a CIA Officer in Afghanistan at the inception of America's longest war
Type
Text
Contribution
Evans, Duane, 1956- Author
Subject
Evans, Duane, 1956-
Afghan War, 2001-2021--Personal narratives, American. (LCSH)
Intelligence officers--United States--Biography (LCSH)
Afghan War, 2001-2021--Campaigns--Afghanistan--Kandahār. (LCSH)
Afghan War, 2001-2021--Secret service--United States. (LCSH)
Taliban. (LCSH)
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009--Personal narratives, American. (LCSH)
United States. Central Intelligence Agency--Biography. (LCSH)
Special operations (Military science)--Pakistan. (LCSH)
Special operations (Military science)--Afghanistan--Kandahār. (LCSH)
Language
English
Illustrative Content
Illustrations
Maps
Geographic Coverage
United States
Afghanistan
Classification
LCC: DS371.413 .E87 2017
DDC: 958.104/740973 full
Content
text
text
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.
Authorized Access Point
Evans, Duane, 1956- Foxtrot in Kandahar