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

This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it. We knew [bin Laden] was hiding almost in plain sight in Pakistan, but when I ga,l 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.

He was thin and wiry. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. America in Afghanistan, — is a book by Carlotta Gall.

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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. He also said something which was revealing. Gall writes that over 12 years, she lost friends and acquaintances in suicide bombings and shootings and saw others close to her savagely maimed.

Her reasoning is that the Taliban exists and Osama bin Laden was able to survive for so long and Mullah Omar continues wronv 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 said, “We just have to kill two people in a village and then the village is in our hand.

We were sitting in a freezing, half-built house and he didn’t flinch, he didn’t notice the cold. And so they used him to control and influence their own militant proxy forces that Pakistan has been fostering and sponsoring for several decades wrobg But slowly the Taliban started coming back and foreign fighters also started crossing the border and attacking American troops.


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You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. He was well aware that they’d exhausted the patience of the people and lost their support. 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. So what happened was they then regrouped and they then started the insurgency, which then slowly built up over the following years — because in the first years, Afghanistan was completely at peace.

But he was also very pragmatic. They have heads of stone; they are very resilient. I don’t think it’s sustainable to manage people through fear.

He was confident that they’d get that back. Your purchase helps support NPR programming. 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. Views Read Edit View history. They were always telling the West that the trail had gone cold. 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.

Her book is called The Wrong Enemy: Learn how and when to remove these template messages. 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. Heard on Fresh Air. 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 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.


Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Carlotta Gall began reporting on Afghanistan in Novemberjust after the U. 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.

I think also they didn’t want to be the nation that handed him over to 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. To tell you the truth, that’s what drives you.

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

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. On how the Taliban regained gal foothold in Afghanistan after the American intervention pushed them out. This about a non-fiction book on Afghan history article is a stub.

We have no information, maybe bin Laden is dead. Read an excerpt of The Wrong Enemy. Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions.