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Citadel News Service

For Release
Jan. 4, 2005

 War in Afghanistan expert comes to The Citadel

           A man considered one of the most important voices on terrorism, the CIA and Afghanistan highlights the first Daniel Library Friends book signing and lecture of the spring semester at The Citadel.

Steve Coll, former managing editor of The Washington Post, will
discuss Afghan warlords, the Taliban, Osama bin Laden and the CIA at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11 in Bond Hall Room 165.

           Coll is the winner of a 1990 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism. A former managing editor of The Washington Post, he covered Afghanistan as the Post's South Asia bureau chief from 1989 to 1992. He is the author of "Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001." The book and Coll made national and international news when he broke the story of the CIA's early plan to capture Osama bin Laden.

           Sponsored by The Citadel's Daniel Library Friends, the book and lecture series was created in 1996 and is responsible for bringing numerous noted authors and lecturers to the college and tri-county community.

           All programs are free and open to the public. For more information call 953-1267.

           For information on other upcoming Library Friends events, click here.





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