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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But he was also very pragmatic.

April 15, 2: America in Afghanistan, This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it. In the book, she argues wong the United States and its allies have been focused on stopping the terrorist activities of al-Qaeda and its Taliban supporters in Afghanistan, te that focus should have instead have been on antagonistic forces in Pakistan.

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.

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

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. And he was talking at a time when the Taliban had taken a real battering in the [U.

I don’t think it’s sustainable to manage people through fear. Retrieved from ” https: America in Afghanistan, — is a book by Carlotta Gall. I think also they didn’t want to be the nation that handed him over to the U. No insurgency can run and survive without the support of the people; it’s essential varlotta they have a reservoir of local assistance and support and protection.


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He was well aware that they’d exhausted the patience of the people and lost their support. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.

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

On how the Taliban regained a foothold in Afghanistan after the American intervention pushed them out. Carlotta Gall began reporting on Afghanistan in Novemberjust after the U. Short term it works, but in the end I think people will resist or they’ll leave or they’ll carlottaa away.

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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Gall writes that over 12 years, she lost friends and acquaintances in suicide bombings and shootings and saw others close to her savagely maimed. You could see he could easily fight in the trenches for days. 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.

Cxrlotta were always telling the West that the trail had gone cold. Heard on Fresh Air. To tell you the truth, that’s what drives you.

Eemy was a failure not only to cooperate with the U. 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 We were sitting in a freezing, half-built house and he didn’t flinch, he didn’t notice the cold. 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.

He said, “We just have to kill two people in a village and then the village is in our hand.