By Doug Stanton
Previously released as Horse Soldiers, 12 Strong is the dramatic account of a small band of precise Forces infantrymen who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9-11 and rode to struggle 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 excessive 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 totally unforeseen turn.
in the course of a give up of 600 Taliban troops, the pony squaddies have been ambushed via the would-be POWs. Dangerously overpowered, they fought for his or her lives within the city’s substantial fort, Qala-i-Janghi, or the home of battle. in danger have been the army earnings of the full crusade: if the warriors perished or have been captured, the whole attempt to outmaneuver the Taliban was once most probably doomed.
“A riveting tale of the courageous and imaginative American warriors who rode into Afghanistan after 9-11 and waged battle opposed to Al Qaeda” (Tom Brokaw), Doug Stanton’s account touches the mythic. the warriors on horses mixed historic ideas of cavalry struggle with twenty-first-century aerial bombardment know-how to accomplish a probably most unlikely feat. additionally, their cautious attempt to win the hearts of neighborhood townspeople proved a necessary 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 venture is still the USA military’s most interesting second in what has considering the fact that arguably been a muddled conflict” (USA TODAY).
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12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton