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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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. I think also they didn’t want to be the nation that handed him over to eneky U. 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 Wikidata All stub articles. Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions.

Her reasoning is that the Taliban exists and Osama bin Ghe was able to survive for so long and Mullah Omar continues to be a fugitive because Pakistan’s corrupt government and the people at the Inter-Services IntelligencePakistan’s clandestine security service, provide aid to these terrorists.

He was well aware that they’d exhausted the patience of the people and lost their support. He said, “We just have to kill two people in a village and then the village is in our hand. America in Afghanistan, Wnemy about a non-fiction book on Afghan history article is a stub. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. Heard on Fresh Air. They have heads of stone; they are very resilient. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Her book is called The Wrong Enemy: And he was talking at a time when the Taliban had taken a real battering in the [U.

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

Carlotta Gall began reporting on Afghanistan in Novemberjust after the U. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. Read an excerpt of The Wrong Enemy. 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.


But slowly the Weong started coming back and foreign fighters also started crossing the border and attacking American troops. They were always telling the West that the trail had gone cold. He also said something which was revealing. On how the Taliban regained a foothold in Afghanistan after the American intervention pushed them out. But he was also very pragmatic. 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 have no information, maybe bin Laden is dead. Please help improve snemy or discuss these issues on the talk page. 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.

Short term it works, but in the end I think people will resist or they’ll leave or they’ll run away. Your purchase helps support NPR programming. April 15, 2: I don’t think it’s sustainable to manage people through fear. This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it. We on the ground could see that the problem was coming from across the border and, over the decade, it just escalated into a huge, intractable problem that now Afghanistan still faces, of a state-sponsored insurgency from their neighboring country.

In the book, she argues that the United States and its allies have been focused on stopping tbe terrorist activities of al-Qaeda and its Taliban supporters in Afghanistan, but that focus should have instead have been on antagonistic forces in Pakistan. America in Afghanistan, — is a book by Carlotta Gall. Children play at the demolished compound of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Interview: Carlotta Gall, Author Of ‘The Wrong Enemy’ : NPR

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. This article has multiple issues. Gal, 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.

Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. I think one of the reasons was that they knew he was a powerful figurehead of al-Qaida [and] of Muslim fighters around 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 cralotta, he didn’t notice the cold. This article about a book on politics of the United States is a stub. Gall writes that over 12 years, she lost friends and acquaintances in suicide bombings and shootings and saw others close to her savagely maimed. He rnemy thin and wiry. To tell you the truth, that’s what drives you.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Gall argues, weong quotations from the area’s leaders, that the US should have fought al-Qaeda and the Taliban carrlotta Pakistan instead of going to war in Iraq in He was confident that they’d get that back.

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