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    • A Covert Action

    • Reagan, the CIA, and the Cold War Struggle in Poland
    • By: Seth G. Jones
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this gripping narrative history, Seth G. Jones reveals the CIA's involvement in a landmark victory for democracy during the Cold War. In 1983, while Soviet- backed Polish prime minister Wojciech Jaruzelski worked to crush a budding opposition movement through martial law, the CIA launched a sophisticated intelligence campaign supporting dissident groups. With President Ronald Reagan's support, American funds bankrolled clandestine newspapers, broadcasting, and information warfare. This initiative, code-named QRHELPFUL, proved vital in establishing a free and democratic Poland.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • In the Graveyard of Empires

    • America’s War in Afghanistan
    • By: Seth G. Jones
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Following September 11, the United States successfully overthrew the Taliban regime. It established security throughout the country, and Afghanistan finally began to emerge from more than two decades of conflict. But Jones argues that, as early as 2001, planning for the Iraq War siphoned off resources and talented personnel, undermining the gains that had been made. After eight years, the United States had pushed al-Qaeda’s headquarters about one hundred miles across the border into Pakistan.

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    • Interesting Book but- Worst Narrator Ever

    • By Mark C on 01-08-11

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    • Hunting in the Shadows

    • The Pursuit of al Qa'ida since 9/11
    • By: Seth G. Jones
    • Narrated by: Mark Delgado
    • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
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    This comprehensive, landmark history chronicles our ongoing battle against al-Qa’ida, the greatest threat the West has faced in the modern era. An internationally recognized authority on terrorism and counterinsurgency, Seth G. Jones presents a dramatic narrative of the on-the-ground police work; the elaborate, multiyear investigations led by the CIA, FBI, and Britain’s MI5; and the shifting and deadly alliances between terrorist groups that have characterized the conflict.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well-researched & very interesting non-fiction

    • By John on 01-03-15

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    • Will al Qaeda Make a Comeback?

    • By: Seth G. Jones
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 17 mins
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    Al Qaeda’s past strength has never been linear, but has waxed and waned based on multiple factors.

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