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Summary: The story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment 2018

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1 available in Video Discs, Call number: DVD 12

Summary: In a divided country on the verge of war, two childhood friends, Amir and Hassan, are about to be torn apart forever. It's a glorious afternoon in Kabul and the skies are bursting with the exhilarating joy of a kite-fighting tournament. But in the aftermath of the day's victory, one boy's fearful act of betrayal will mark their lives forever and set in motion an epic quest for redemption. Now,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: DreamWorks 2008

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA KIT

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD KIT RATED PG-13

Tyson, Ann

Summary: "Veteran war correspondent Ann Scott Tyson first met Special Forces Major James Gant and heard about his battle renown when he was awarded the Silver Star several years ago. Soon after, in October, 2009, Gant rocked the US military establishment with hispaper "One Tribe at a Time," an incendiary criticism of what he considered a gaping hole in U.S. strategy: The failure to engage Afghanistan's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.104 GANT, JAMES TYS

Jones, Seth G.

Summary: "Following the September 11 attacks, the United States successfully overthrew the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. The U.S. established security throughout the country--killing, capturing, or scattering most of al Qa'ida's senior operatives--and Afghanistan finally began to emerge from more than two decades of struggle and conflict. But Jones argues that as early as 2001, planning for the Iraq...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.104 JON

Warrick, Joby.

Summary: This work is a narrative account of the mysterious Jordanian who penetrated both the inner circle of al-Qaeda and the highest reaches of the CIA, with a devastating impact on the war on terror. In December 2009, a group of the CIA's top terrorist hunters gathered at a secret base in Khost, Afghanistan, to greet a rising superspy: Humam Khalil al-Balawi, a Jordanian double agent who infiltrated...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.325 WAR

Summary: Parvana is an eleven-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom, and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BRE

Parnell, Sean

Summary: A lieutenant's gripping, personal account of the legendary U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division's heroic stand in the mountains of Afghanistan--a vivid, action-packed, and highly emotional true story of enormous sacrifice and bravery .

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. Morrow 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.104 PAR

Warrick, Joby.

Summary: In December 2009, Khalil al-Balawi, a Jordanian double agent and a go-between for the CIA and al-Qaeda, detonated a suicide bomb at a CIA base, killing seven agents. Here, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick chronicles how this tragedy happened, examining al-Balawi's journey through the spy world and how the CIA failed to recognize the danger he posed.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2011

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 BALAWI, HUMAM KHALIL AL War

Summary: This drama chronicles the true story of a young girl in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan who must disguise herself as a boy to save her family from starvation. The first feature film made in Afghanistan in the post-Taliban era.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment 2004

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN OSA

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE Osama

Summary: Afghanistan 2014. As the withdrawal of troops approaches, Captain Antares Bonassieu and his squad have been assigned a surveillance mission in a remote valley of Wakhan, on the border of Pakistan. Despite Antares and his men's determination, control of the secluded valley will slowly fall out of their hands. One dark night, soldiers begin to mysteriously disappear in the valley.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN NEI

Summary: In First blood, an ex-Green Beret haunted by memories of Vietnam is searching for peace, but finds instead an overzealous, small town sheriff who's spoiling for a fight.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lions Gate Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE RAM

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD RAM

Summary: A music manager is on tour is Afghanistan when he discovers a talented teenager. He convinces the young girl to compete on the television show, Afghan Star.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2016

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Coll, Steve.

Summary: An account of the CIA's involvement in the covert wars in Afghanistan that fueled Islamic militancy and gave rise to bin Laden's al Qaeda. For nearly the past quarter century, while most Americans were unaware, Afghanistan has been the playing field for intense covert operations by U.S. and foreign intelligence agencies-invisible wars which sowed the seeds of the September 11 attacks and which...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.1045 COL

Summary: "Centers on a revolutionary machine that allows scientists to enter and record a subject's dream. After it is stolen, a fearless detective and a brilliant therapist join forces to recover the device before it falls into the hands of a 'dream terrorist'"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME PAP
1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN PAP

Richardson, Edmund

Summary: "Impeccably researched, and written like a thriller, Edmund Richardson's The King's Shadow is the extraordinary untold and wild journey of Charles Masson -- think Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid meets Indiana Jones -- and his search for the Lost City of Alexandria in the 'Wild East' during the age of empires, kings, and spies. For centuries the city of Alexandria Beneath the Mountains was a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MASSON, CHARLES RIC

Summary: Costa-Gavras puts the United States' involvement in South American politics under the microscope in this arresting thriller. An urban guerilla group, outraged at the counterinsurgency and torture training clandestinely organized by the CIA in their country (unnamed in the film), abducts a U.S. official to bargain for the release of political prisoners; soon the kidnapping becomes a media...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN STA

Summary: In the wake of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre of Israeli athletes, five lethal experts are assembled by the Israeli intelligence agency to execute eleven known terrorists.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Platinum Disc 2004

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Sword 2003

Chandrasekaran, Rajiv.

Summary: In this book, the author focuses on southern Afghanistan in the year of Obama's surge. This is the story of the long arc of American involvement, and of the campaign to salvage a victory in southern Afghanistan on Obama's watch., and reveals the epic tugof war that occurred between the President and a military that, once on the ground, increasingly went its own way.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.104 CHA

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Summary: Based on journalist Kim Barker's memoir "The Taliban shuffle: strange days in Afghanistan and Pakistan", which details her years as a reporter in Pakistan and Afghanistan beginning in 2002.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY WHI

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE WHI

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Whiskey 2016

Summary: In the early 1980s, Charlie Wilson is best known as a womanizing US congressional representative from Texas. He seemed to be in the minor leagues, except for the fact that he is a member of two major foreign policy and covert-ops committees. However, once Charlie is prodded by his major conservative supporter, Joanne Herring, Wilson learns about the plight of the people who are suffering from...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD CHA RATED R

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2 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY CHA

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Charlie 2008

Summary: The Postables work against the clock decoding a letter to rescue a soldier in Afghanistan and reunite her with her family, while Rita competes for the National Miss Special Delivery title in Washington D.C.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Hallmark Channel 2018

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Si 4

Fury, Dalton.

Summary: A firsthand account of the Battle of Tora Bora and the Delta Force operations outlines the experiences of its elite team of secret counter-terrorist members, tracing their siege against bin Laden within his cave sanctuary inside the Spin Ghar Mountain range.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.104 FUR

Summary: Based on true events. A team of U.S. soldiers stationed at the deadliest outpost in Afghanistan is relentlessly attacked by an overwhelming force of Taliban insurgents. Their fight for survival is the ultimate display of American valor.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Screen Media 2020

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE OUT

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD OUT

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD OUT

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Ou

Farthing, Pen.

Summary: Describes how the author's witness to the brutality of Afghanistan's dog-fighting activities prompted his intervention and led to his relationship with a freed canine, recounting how he helped create a makeshift pound for rescued and stray dogs.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 636.08 FAR

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