The Warlord's Daughter: Love and War in Afghanistan
Author: R. Harper Mason, with Foreword by Richard A. Mason, U.S. Special Forces
>NAFISA AL-MASOUD is the beautiful daughter of a formidable Afghan warlord. Nafisa and her mother are Shi'a Muslims living in eastern Afghanistan, an area dominated by Sunni Muslims, many of whom are former Taliban members.
SERGEANT JOSHUA "JOSH" MARTIN is an Army Reserve Special Forces officer who runs Camp Thunder, the top military training facility in the United States. He is considered one of the best military trainers in the country. His Army Reserve unit is called up and sent to Afghanistan.
Josh is assigned to General al-Masoud's compound, where he is put in charge of 70 of the general's militia. Josh and Nafisa develop a serious, but forbidden, relationship, and over time they become desperate to find a way for Nafisa to escape the compound and marry.
Rumors say that a large contingent of Taliban and al-Qaida fighters will infiltrate Afghanistan, but to get detailed information Josh must travel through the treacherous Khyber Pass to Peshawar, Pakistan, where he will meet with a high-ranking government official. The mission to intercept the fighters is a success-however, one man killed is the president's cousin. Political furor erupts, and the Army court-martials Josh.
Back in Washington, a review of the year's Special Operations missions reveals that all were failures, with the exception of the one carried out by a unit that Sergeant Josh Martin trained. Josh is called back to the States from Afghanistan. He impresses the panel with his analysis of all the missions, and he is ordered to re-open Camp Thunder. As a result of that training, Special Operations Forces carry out numerous successful missions. When accurate intelligence about al-Qaida becomes difficult to obtain, Josh is sent back to Afghanistan to contact his former sources.
Meanwhile, Josh and Nafisa communicate on encrypted cell phones. The two devise a plan for Nafisa to travel with her mother to Spain, where Josh will meet them.
The president of the al-Qaida Leadership Council hires an assassin, PATTO BIN-TAWAGALI, to kill Josh. Bin-Tawagali kidnaps the couple as they leave their wedding celebration. They are taken to an abandoned building, where the two are tied to chairs to await execution.
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Descrizione libro Gibraltar Press, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 984348514
Descrizione libro Gibraltar Press, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0984348514