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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This page was last edited on 7 Octoberat Read an excerpt of The Wrong Enemy. Heard te Fresh Air. Children play at the demolished compound of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. 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.

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Rhe how the Taliban regained a foothold in Afghanistan after the American intervention pushed them out. Learn how and when to remove these template messages.

But he was also very pragmatic.

We have no information, maybe bin Laden is dead. But slowly the Taliban started coming back and foreign fighters also started crossing the border and attacking American troops.

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

Gall argues, using quotations from the area’s leaders, that the US should have fought al-Qaeda and the Taliban inside Pakistan instead of going to war in Iraq in Her book is called The Wrong Enemy: He also said something which was revealing. Your purchase helps support NPR programming.


You could see he could easily fight in the trenches for enemmy. Short term it works, but in the end I think people will resist or they’ll leave or they’ll run away. This article about a book on politics of the United States is a czrlotta. I think one of the reasons was that they knew he was a powerful figurehead of al-Qaida [and] of Muslim fighters eenemy the world, and I think they wanted him on their side, a bit controlled, to use him for their own policymaking.

We were sitting in a freezing, half-built house and he didn’t flinch, he didn’t notice the cold. In the book, she argues that the United States and its allies have been focused on stopping the terrorist activities of al-Qaeda and its Taliban supporters in Afghanistan, but that focus should have instead have been on antagonistic forces in Pakistan. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Orphaned articles from September All orphaned articles Articles lacking sources from July All articles lacking sources Articles with multiple maintenance issues Pages to import images to Thd All stub articles.

To tell you the truth, that’s what drives you.

Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. This article does not cite any sources. We on the ground could see that the problem was coming from across the border and, over the decade, it just thee into a huge, intractable problem that now Afghanistan still faces, of a state-sponsored insurgency from enemu neighboring country. Gall writes that over 12 years, she lost friends and acquaintances in suicide bombings and shootings and saw others close to her savagely maimed.


April 15, 2: Carlotta Gall began reporting on Afghanistan in Novemberjust after the U. Highly critical of Pakistan, it offers new information about how Islamabad has helped the Taliban in Afghanistan, and how Pakistan’s intelligence agency may have helped Osama bin Laden hide out in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. He was well aware that caarlotta exhausted the patience of the people and lost their cxrlotta. He said, “We just have to kill two people in a village and then the village is in our hand. He was confident that they’d get that back.

And so they used him to control and influence their own militant proxy forces that Pakistan has been fostering and sponsoring for several decades now And he was talking at a time when the Taliban had taken a real battering in the [U. America in Afghanistan, This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it.

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 they were hiding him and protecting him to use him, I think, for their ghe reasons.

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