Book Details

Book title: Inside the Pakistan Army: A Woman`s Experience on the Frontline of the War on Terror
Author(s): Carey Schofield
ISBN: 9788182745636
Publication Year: 2011
Binding: HB
Pages: 240
Price: Rs. 995 Rs. 995
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On 2 May 2011 Pakistan General Ashfaq Kayani, the Chief of Army Staff, stood exposed before the world as either incompetent or complicit in harbouring a mass murderer. US Navy Seals had undertaken a major covert operation on Pakistan soil, killing Osama bin Laden under the noses of the Pakistan Army. Incredibly, bin Laden’s compound was on the doorstep of the prestigious Pakistan Military Academy, yet the first the Pakistanis knew of it was when the Americans picked up the phone some hours later. So is the Pakistan Army a reliable ally in the War on Terror? No other writer-Pakistani or foreign-can answer this critical question more clearly than Carey Schofield. No other writer knows these men better. For five years she traveled everywhere with them, witnessing operations, eating in the mess halls and speaking to everyone from President Parvez Musharraf down to the youngest soldier. Inside the Pakistan Army tells the story of this vital institution and is a telling insight into the heart of the War on Terror.

ABOUT Author

Carey Schofield is a writer with a longstanding interest in security and defence issues. She has written extensively about the Russian Army in her books Inside the Soviet Army and The Russian Elite: Inside Spetsnatz and the Airborne Forces. She is a visiting research fellow at the University of Oxford Programme on the Changing Character of War and has studied the evolution of European Security and Defence Policy. Carey lives in London but for several years, while writing this book, she spent more time in Pakistan than in England and came to think of the country as a second home.

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