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The Resource Left of boom : how a young CIA case officer penetrated the Taliban and al-Qaeda, Douglas Laux and Ralph Pezzullo

Left of boom : how a young CIA case officer penetrated the Taliban and al-Qaeda, Douglas Laux and Ralph Pezzullo

Label
Left of boom : how a young CIA case officer penetrated the Taliban and al-Qaeda
Title
Left of boom
Title remainder
how a young CIA case officer penetrated the Taliban and al-Qaeda
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Laux and Ralph Pezzullo
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On September 11, 2001, Doug Laux was a freshman in college, on the path to becoming a doctor. But with the fall of the Twin Towers came a turning point in his life. After graduating he joined the Central Intelligence Agency, determined to get himself to Afghanistan and into the center of the action. Through persistence and hard work he was fast-tracked to a clandestine operations position overseas. Dropped into a remote region of Afghanistan, he received his baptism by fire. Frustrated by bureaucratic red tape, a widespread lack of knowledge of the local customs and culture and an attitude of complacency that hindered his ability to combat the local Taliban, Doug confounded his peers by dressing like a native and mastering the local dialect, making contact and building sources within several deadly terrorist networks. His new approach resulted in unprecedented successes, including uncovering the largest IED network in the world, responsible for killing hundreds of US soldiers. Meanwhile, Doug had to keep up false pretenses with his family, girlfriend and friends--nobody could know what he did for a living--and deal with the emotional turbulence of constantly living a lie. His double life was building to an explosive resolution, with repercussions that would have far reaching consequences
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BKCT
Dewey number
958.104/78
Illustrations
photographs
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • DS371.413
  • DS371.413
LC item number
  • .S66 2016
  • .S66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Left of boom : how a young CIA case officer penetrated the Taliban and al-Qaeda, Douglas Laux and Ralph Pezzullo
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Attack on Khowst -- Onboarding -- Training -- Wadi Base -- Abdul -- Haji Jan -- Commandant Khan -- Stone Firebase -- Bob -- Pamplona -- Camp Gecko -- Mahmud -- Mullah Salaam -- Sarposa Prison -- Wali Dalir/Mullah Rashid 186 -- Wolverine -- Termination -- Kate -- Sucker-Punched -- Downward Spiral -- Syria -- Endgame -- Resignation
Control code
sky280554327
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
301 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250081360
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2015037095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
photographs
Label
Left of boom : how a young CIA case officer penetrated the Taliban and al-Qaeda, Douglas Laux and Ralph Pezzullo
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Attack on Khowst -- Onboarding -- Training -- Wadi Base -- Abdul -- Haji Jan -- Commandant Khan -- Stone Firebase -- Bob -- Pamplona -- Camp Gecko -- Mahmud -- Mullah Salaam -- Sarposa Prison -- Wali Dalir/Mullah Rashid 186 -- Wolverine -- Termination -- Kate -- Sucker-Punched -- Downward Spiral -- Syria -- Endgame -- Resignation
Control code
sky280554327
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
301 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250081360
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2015037095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
photographs

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