CARLOTTA GALL THE WRONG ENEMY PDF

Further one must ask; what is the future outlook for Afghanistan as the United States and its NATO allies are about to withdraw by the end of the year? Gall argues that the Pakistani governments, including its presidents over a period of time and the ISI have pursued a duplicitous policy by publicly claiming to be an ally in the war on terror with the United States, but privately creating and supporting the Taliban as a means of manipulating events in Afghanistan and controlling its government in Kabul. These conclusions are sound, well argued, and supported by abundant research and sources that only she has had access to. From the outset Gall writes from the perspective of the victims and does not claim to be objective. She argues persuasively that the ISI is the real power in Pakistan and controls its press and media. Soon after, Taliban commanders convened a council of war which included Afghan Taliban commanders, their Pakistani allies from the Pashtun border areas, and Pakistani militant and religious leaders to discuss how they should respond to the American attack.

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Further one must ask; what is the future outlook for Afghanistan as the United States and its NATO allies are about to withdraw by the end of the year? Gall argues that the Pakistani governments, including its presidents over a period of time and the ISI have pursued a duplicitous policy by publicly claiming to be an ally in the war on terror with the United States, but privately creating and supporting the Taliban as a means of manipulating events in Afghanistan and controlling its government in Kabul.

These conclusions are sound, well argued, and supported by abundant research and sources that only she has had access to. From the outset Gall writes from the perspective of the victims and does not claim to be objective. She argues persuasively that the ISI is the real power in Pakistan and controls its press and media.

Soon after, Taliban commanders convened a council of war which included Afghan Taliban commanders, their Pakistani allies from the Pashtun border areas, and Pakistani militant and religious leaders to discuss how they should respond to the American attack. Watching from the sidelines, but present at these meetings were representatives from the ISI and Pakistani Special Forces who had been involved with the Afghan resistance against the Soviet Union in the s.

Also in attendance was the son of the powerful Taliban commander and minister, Jalaluddin Haqqani, a stalwart against the Soviet Union and a favorite of Pakistani intelligence and Arab donors. The goal of the Taliban was to create an Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan would now be continued as a guerilla war against the United States and its western allies.

Hemmed in by its archenemy, India, to the east, Pakistan wants an ally in the west. Instead, New Delhi has a close relationship with the Afghan government. Feeling strategically encircled by India, Islamabad has resorted to proxy warfare to replace the current Afghan government with a friendlier regime.

This left open the door for the Taliban to try and recapture its position in Afghanistan. Gall concludes that he was a compromise candidate as he was Pashtun and acceptable in the northern part of the country. Gall accurately concludes further that Karzai was the problem from the outset.

According to Bruce Riedel, a former CIA official who wrote a strategic review on Afghanistan for the incoming Obama administration in , the Bush administration considered the Taliban irrelevant once they were defeated. Gall describes the situations in northern and southern Waziristan were foreign militants were sheltered in tribal areas and foreign journalists were banned by the Pakistani government from traveling.

He would feign being an ally and turn over a few Taliban wanted by Washington, but in reality was training, supplying, and encouraging the insurgency to the detriment of Afghanistan who he needed to control because of his fears of India. It alienated the Afghan villagers and turned the Afghan people further against what they viewed as their corrupt government in Kabul that was allied with the United States.

In the United States supported the reelection of Karzai, but despite his reelection his policies under the heavy handedness of his brother, Ahmed Wali Karzai, who was in charge of the southern part of the country further alienated the Afghan people and did little to counter the onslaught of the Taliban.

With only Canadian troops in the south the task for the Taliban to seize control of the Kandahar region was made easier. The U. Exacerbating the problem was the increase in suicide bombings in , many of which were in the south.

Gall accurately describes the voyage of young men to madrassas to receive suicide bombing indoctrination and the final committing of the act. Most were traced back to Pakistan were Islamic cells functioned quite freely. Afghan intelligence would share information with NATO allies, who would forward the information to the ISI, which was like warning the suicide cells and resulted in the torture and death of Afghan informers.

The nexus of Pakistani support for the Taliban was Quetta and other border areas. Granted his government was corrupt and appointments were based on tribal membership or political faction, but the United States was aware of the political culture around him from the outset. The problem is that Karzai is not personally corrupt, yet he has tolerated and benefited from it. Richard C. The IEDs, the mines, the booby traps, the rigged houses provide insight into Taliban tactics and what American and Afghan troops faced and have to undo.

However, the Taliban hold in the south was broken. Over the next three years the Taliban would be kept at bay, but a new crisis developed with Pakistan over the capture and killing of Osama Bin Laden. Gall closes her book with a somewhat optimistic chapter about the future of Afghanistan, however the threat from Pakistan remains constant and they must be reined in.

What will the future hold? I would be naive to think that once the US withdraws the security situation will not collapse, but we will see. Visit docs-books.

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The wrong enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001–2014

Share this article by email After over a decade of war in Afghanistan, the United States is still grappling with the problems that plague that country. These problems range from the existence of the Taliban and threats posed by al-Qaeda to a dependent economy whose survival hinges upon assistance from the United States. Multiple and complex problems abound in Afghanistan — multiplex indeed. Carlotta Gall, a seasoned reporter for the New York Times and author of a new book The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, provides some answers to the question raised above.

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