Not a Good Day to Die

The Untold Story of Operation Anaconda
Product Number: EB00392402
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101204610
Publisher: Dutton Caliber
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Award-winning combat reporter Sean Naylor reveals how close American forces came to disaster in Afghanistan against Al Qaida-after easily defeating the ragtag Taliban that had sheltered the terrorist organization behind the 9/11 attacks. At dawn on March 2, 2002, over two hundred soldiers of the 101st Airborne and 10th Mountain Divisions flew into the mouth of a buzz saw in Afghanistan's Shahikot Valley. Believing the war all but over, U.S. military leaders refused to commit the extra infantry, artillery, and attack helicopters required to fight the war's biggest battle-a missed opportunity to crush hundreds of Al Qaida's fighters and some of its most senior leaders. Eyewitness Naylor vividly portrays the heroism of the young, untested soldiers, the fanaticism of their ferocious enemy, the mistakes that led to a hellish mountaintop firefight, and how thirteen American commandos embodied "Patton's three principles of war"-audacity, audacity, and audacity-by creeping unseen over frozen mountains into the heart of an enemy stronghold to prevent a U.S. military catastrophe.

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Author(s): Sean Naylor
Original Publish Date: Mar 01, 2005

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Author(s): Sean Naylor
Narrator(s): John Henry Cox
Genre: History
Product Number DD33853
Released: Jun 01, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538459317
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Author(s): Sean Naylor
Narrator(s): John Henry Cox
Genre: History
Product Number Z100018533
Released: Mar 01, 2006
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ISBN: #9780792741114

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