20 May 2015

Farewell Kabul: How the West Ignored Pakistan, Lost Afghanistan

From Nine To Noon, 10:06 am on 20 May 2015

Journalist and author, Christina Lamb's latest book, Farewell Kabul tells how the West turned success into defeat in the longest war fought by the United States in its history and by Britain since the Hundred Years War. She says Farewell Kabul: How the West Ignored Pakistan and Lost Afghanistan (William Collins) is the story of well-intentioned men and women going into a place they did not understand at all. And how, what had once been the right thing to do had become a conflict that everyone wanted to exit. This has left Afghanistan still one of the poorest and most dangerous nations on earth. Christina Lamb is the best-selling author of The Africa House and I Am Malala, co-authored with Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. Nine to Noon spoke with Malala Yousafzai in 2013