World Mar 08

A U.S. soldier climbs a hill in Paktika province in southeastern Afghanistan. File photo by Goran Tomasevic/Reuters
The inside story of America’s longest war

Many books have covered the war in South Asia, but Steve Coll’s “Directorate S: The CIA and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001–2016” reveals new information about military mistakes, missed diplomatic opportunities, failed negotiations with the Taliban and…