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FIGHTING DIRTY: The Inside Story of Covert Operations From Ho Chi Minh to Osama Bin Laden. The use of secret armies from Vietnam to Afghanistan

Click to EnlargeFIGHTING DIRTY: The Inside Story of Covert Operations From Ho Chi Minh to Osama Bin Laden, by Peter Harclerode. SPecial Ops/Special Operations. This 2001 book, published immediately prior to Sept. 11, 2001, tells the fascinating story of how western governments have used covert operations to to battle their enemies. In Afghanistan in the 80's, the CIA supported the mujahidin to resist the Soviet occupiers. Campaigns in Malaya and Oman defeated communist movements. Other operations are described in Albania, Indo-China, Korea, Algeria, Borneo, Tibet, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. The author explains how the CIA's successful efforts in Afghanistan from 1979 to 1989 created a Frankenstein's Monster in the person of Osama bin Ladin. The author is an expert on guerilla, terrorism and terrorist warfare. Large hardcover volume 650+ pages. B/w photos. Indexed. Glossary

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