By Doug Stanton
Previously released as Horse Soldiers, 12 Strong is the dramatic account of a small band of targeted Forces squaddies who secretly entered Afghanistan following Sept. 11 and rode to battle on horses opposed to the Taliban. Outnumbered 40 to at least one, 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 squaddies 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 squaddies have been ambushed by means of the would-be POWs. Dangerously overpowered, they fought for his or her lives within the city’s gigantic citadel, Qala-i-Janghi, or the home of warfare. in danger have been the army earnings of the full crusade: if the warriors perished or have been captured, the total 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 Sep 11 and waged conflict opposed to Al Qaeda” (Tom Brokaw), Doug Stanton’s account touches the mythic. the warriors on horses mixed old suggestions of cavalry war with twenty-first-century aerial bombardment expertise to accomplish a doubtless most unlikely feat. additionally, their cautious attempt to win the hearts of neighborhood townspeople proved a precious lesson for America’s ongoing efforts in Afghanistan. With “spellbinding...action packed prose...The e-book reads extra like a singular than an army history...the Horse Soldier’s mystery challenge continues to be the U.S. military’s most interesting second in what has seeing that arguably been a muddled conflict” (USA TODAY).
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