The Book

88 Days to Kandahar is the improbable, true story of America's first war in Afghanistan. Robert Grenier's war plan after 9/11, approved by President George W. Bush, led to a "final," but fleeting victory. Grenier relives the "southern campaign," a CIA war, which drove al-Qa'ida and the Taliban from its capital, Kandahar, in just 88 days.

"88 Days to Kandahar drips with tension and insight. Bob Grenier is the role model for members of the National Clandestine Service."
  —Richard Armitage, former Deputy Secretary of State

"If you want an insider's account of the first American-Afghan War, you can't do better than this; the CIA station chief in Islamabad at the time, Grenier directed the effort. Important reading to understand where we are today."
  —Library Journal

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The Author


Robert Grenier rose through the ranks of CIA's Clandestine Service to assume leadership roles in the greatest national security chalenges of his time - as CIA Chief of Station for Pakistan and Afghanistan at 9/11, as CIA's White House representative during the Iraq campaign, and then as Director of CIA's Counter Terorism Center. Today he is Chairman of ERG Partners, serves on corporate and philanthropic Boards, and is a noted writer, lecturer and television commentator. An avid sailor, he splits his time between the Chesapeake and the Caribbean.

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