Author: John K Cooley
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143028030
In this controversial and acclaimed book, John Cooley provides the first behind-the-scenes account of this alliance and of how the CIA planned and ran the 'holy war' in Afghanistan.
The events of September 2001 have their origins in the extraordinary anti-communist alliance the United States formed with militant Islamic forces in South Asia to oppose the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. In this controversial and acclaimed book, John Cooley provides the first behind-the-scenes account of this alliance and of how the CIA planned and ran the 'holy war' in Afghanistan. This new edition brings the subject up to date with a description of the Bin Laden-linked terrorist conspiracy network uncovered in the US and Canada since December 1999.
Cooley covers the important events that have taken place in Algeria; the impact of Pakistan's military coup of October 1999 on Indo-Pakistan relations; and the political destabilization of the Philippines through the Muslim separatist uprising which began in 1998, especially the orgy of kidnapping for profit by the Abu Sayyaf group in 2000.
'Read this book and you will see the clash between radical Islam and the West in a new light.'
— Charles William Maynes, former editor,
'Cooley is to commended for undertaking the ambitious task of tracing the repercussions of the Afghan war and for coming up with a great many details of value and interest.'
— New York Times Book Review
Preface to the Second Edition
1. Carter and Brezhnev in the Valley of Decision
2. Anwar al-Sadat
3. Zia al-Haq
4. Deng Xiaoping
5. Recruiters, Trainers, Trainees and Assorted Spooks
6. Donors, Bankers and Profiteers
7. Poppy Fields, Killing Fields and Druglords
8. Russia : Bitter Aftertaste and Reluctant Return
9. The Contagion Spreads : Egypt and the Maghreb
10. The Contagion Spreads : The Assault on America
11. More Contagion : The Philippines
Appendix I : Press Release from United States Attorney, Southern District of New
York, November 4, 1998
Appendix II : The Resolution of the CPSU Central Committee