12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton PDF

By Doug Stanton

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“A exciting motion journey of a ebook” (The big apple instances publication Review)—from Jerry Bruckheimer in theaters far and wide January 19, 2018—the New York Times bestselling, true-life account of a US distinct Forces crew deployed to harmful, war-ridden Afghanistan within the weeks following 9/11.

Previously released as Horse Soldiers, 12 Strong is the dramatic account of a small band of unique Forces squaddies who secretly entered Afghanistan following Sep 11 and rode to warfare on horses opposed to the Taliban. Outnumbered 40 to 1, they pursued the enemy military around the mountainous Afghanistan terrain and, after a chain of extreme battles, captured the town of Mazar-i-Sharif. The bone-weary American infantrymen have been welcomed as liberators as they rode into town. Then the motion took a unconditionally unforeseen turn.

in the course of a quit of 600 Taliban troops, the pony infantrymen have been ambushed by way of the would-be POWs. Dangerously overpowered, they fought for his or her lives within the city’s great citadel, Qala-i-Janghi, or the home of battle. in danger have been the army profits of the complete crusade: if the warriors perished or have been captured, the full attempt to outmaneuver the Taliban was once most likely doomed.

“A riveting tale of the courageous and innovative American warriors who rode into Afghanistan after 11th of September and waged struggle opposed to Al Qaeda” (Tom Brokaw), Doug Stanton’s account touches the mythic. the warriors on horses mixed historic techniques of cavalry struggle with twenty-first-century aerial bombardment know-how to accomplish a doubtless most unlikely feat. furthermore, their cautious attempt to win the hearts of neighborhood townspeople proved a priceless lesson for America’s ongoing efforts in Afghanistan. With “spellbinding...action packed prose...The ebook reads extra like a singular than an army history...the Horse Soldier’s mystery challenge is still the united states military’s best second in what has seeing that arguably been a muddled battle” (USA TODAY).

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