The award was given to Coll for his news-breaking account of the CIA's involvement in the covert Afghan wars that fueled Islamic militancy and the rise of bin Laden's al-Qaeda. "Steve Coll wins first prize for his brilliantly told story of how the seeds of the September 11 attacks were sown during twenty five years of struggle in Afghanistan," said Jury Chairman and Foreign Affairs Editor James F. Hoge. "Coll reveals the covert activities of the CIA and other intelligence agencies that provided cash, weapons, and training to warring Afghan factions, while funding propaganda and manipulating the country's politics. In the midst of the factional struggles, the battle against Soviet troops and external interventions, bin Laden constructed his global terrorist operation. Coll firmly grounds this important inside story on extensive research and arduous reporting."
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14 de mayo de 2005
Las historias secretas de la CIA
El libro 'Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, From the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001', de Steve Coll, editor del wapo, ha recibido el premio 'Arthur Ross Book Award' concedido por el CFR al mejor libro sobre asuntos internacionales publicado en los dos últimos años. No lo conocía, pero tiene una pinta estupenda:
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