The inside story of America's longest war

Many books have covered the war in South Asia, but Steve Coll’s “Directorate S: The CIA and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001–2016” reveals new information about military mistakes, missed diplomatic opportunities, failed negotiations with the Taliban and Pakistan’s support for the Taliban. Nick Schrifin talks to Steve Coll about his new book.

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