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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There was a failure not only to cooperate with the U. To tell you the truth, that’s what drives you. He was confident that they’d get that back. 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. I think also they didn’t want to be the nation that handed him over to the U. 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 But slowly the Taliban started coming back and foreign fighters also started crossing the border and attacking American troops.

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He was well aware that they’d exhausted the patience of the people and lost their support. Gall writes that over 12 years, she lost friends and acquaintances in suicide bombings and shootings and saw others close to her savagely maimed.

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. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

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America in Afghanistan, — is a book by Carlotta Gall. 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 reasoning is that the Taliban exists and Osama bin Laden was able to survive for so long and Mullah Omar continues to be a fugitive because Pakistan’s corrupt government and the people thr the Inter-Services IntelligencePakistan’s clandestine security service, provide aid to these terrorists.

They were always telling the West that the trail wnemy gone cold. I think one of the reasons was that they knew he was a powerful figurehead of al-Qaida [and] of Carlltta fighters around the world, and I think they wanted him on their side, a bit controlled, to use him for their own policymaking.

Her enmey is called The Wrong Enemy: 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. 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.

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

On how the Taliban regained a foothold in Afghanistan after the American intervention pushed them out. Short term it works, but in the end I think people will resist or they’ll leave or they’ll run away. 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.


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 own reasons.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. This about a non-fiction book on Afghan history article is a stub. America in Afghanistan, You could see he could easily fight in the trenches for days. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. They have heads of stone; they are very resilient.

July Learn how and when to remove this template message. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. He also said something which was revealing. He said, “We just have to kill two people in a village and then the village is in our hand.

Read an excerpt of The Wrong Enemy. Views Read Edit View history. Carlotta Gall began reporting on Afghanistan in Novemberjust after the U. I don’t think it’s sustainable to manage people through fear.

This article about a book on politics of the United States is a stub. We were sitting in a freezing, half-built house and he didn’t flinch, he didn’t notice the cold. What he showed was that the Taliban still rely on controlling the population through fear, and I think that’s a redundant way to run a movement in the long term.