The Most Dangerous Place by Imtiaz Gul
Pakistan's Lawless Frontier

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"To understand the mess we're getting into in Pakistan's lawless tribal areas, there's no better book out there." -Robert Baer, bestselling author of See No Evil

The tribal region bordering Afghanistan, known as FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Area), has always been only loosely under government control. But since 2001 it has become a hornet's nest of violent extremists, many of whom have turned against their own state. In this groundbreaking book based on accounts by high-level Pakistani intelligence and military operatives and extensive firsthand reporting in villages where no American would be safe, award-winning reporter and broadcaster Imtiaz Gul chronicles his country's alarming slide into militancy. The United States is mired at great expense in Afghanistan, but Pakistan poses a far greater threat to American interests and to global security.


 

About Imtiaz Gul

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IMTIAZ GUL is the go-to person in Pakistan's tribal areas, the source journalists from The New York Times and The Washington Post talk to when they need information. He has appeared on CNN and NPR and is a regular on Al Jazeera.
 
Published May 31, 2010 by Penguin Books. 321 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

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The destabilized Afghanistan-Pakistan border region is constantly in the news as the Obama administration attempts to flush out the militants using the area as a base to train soldiers and launch terrorist attacks.

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3 leader and top Afghanistan commander, Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, at his hiding place in Pakistan’s tribal areas, Three weeks earlier, an American citizen parked his Nissan Pathfinder in New York City and, with bombmaking training learned during his time in Pakistan’s tribal areas, attempted to blow ...

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