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Pervez Musharraf

(1943– ) Pakistani general and statesman; President (2001–8). Musharraf was born in Delhi, but his family moved to Pakistan after the partition of India (1947). Joining the army ...

Afghanistan War (SINCE 2001)

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Michael J. Williams

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History

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...maneuvered upward to Ac’capruk, located on the Balkh River, the attack against Mazar-i-Sharif ensued. Amazingly, according to the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Steve Coll , the fall of Mazar was briefly delayed by the Bush administration so that Pakistan's president Pervez Musharraf could evacuate from Mazar intelligence officials from Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence ( ISI ) who were there working with the Taliban against U.S. and Northern Alliance forces. The Bush administration either missed or deliberately chose not to recognize how...

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