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The End of America’s War in Afghanistan

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by Ted Halstead  US United States

January 4, 2020   |    1,092 reads    |   0 comments

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The End of America’s War in Afghanistan - Book coverPakistan tested its first nuclear weapon in 1998. The Taliban have dreamed about stealing some of those Pakistani nuclear weapons to use against American forces in Afghanistan. But how could they, when they are so heavily guarded?

One Taliban leader has a plan that he began working on in 2002, the year after American forces came to Afghanistan. If it works, the Taliban will have eight nuclear weapons to help them return to power in Kabul.

Knowing American forces in Afghanistan will be on high alert after the theft of Pakistani nuclear weapons, this Taliban leader also has diversionary attacks planned, to give him and his men time to reach their targets in Afghanistan.

But Russia has learned about the Taliban operation, and has sent agents to stop it. One of those agents is an Iranian woman, whose FSB training was cut short so she could be sent on this mission. A nuclear physicist and expert in nuclear weapons design, she is their best hope of defusing any stolen weapon they manage to capture.

The last thing Russia wants to see is a nuclear-armed Taliban ruling Afghanistan.

Working with American special forces, can these Russian agents stop the Taliban in time?


About The Author

Ted Halstead served twenty-five years in the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer, most of it overseas, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service after his second tour at US Embassy Riyadh. His tours included four years at US Embassy Seoul, and two years at the East Asia Pacific Bureau in DC. He is a National War College graduate, and served for three years at a regional US military headquarters.

Other books by Ted Halstead

The Russian Agents Box Set - Book cover
The Saudi-Iranian War - Book cover
The End of Russia’s War in Ukraine - Book cover
The Second Korean War - Book cover

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