By Doug Stanton
Previously released as Horse Soldiers, 12 Strong is the dramatic account of a small band of certain Forces squaddies who secretly entered Afghanistan following 11th of September and rode to battle 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 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 way of the would-be POWs. Dangerously overpowered, they fought for his or her lives within the city’s tremendous citadel, Qala-i-Janghi, or the home of conflict. in danger have been the army profits of the full crusade: if the warriors perished or have been captured, the complete attempt to outmaneuver the Taliban used to be most likely doomed.
“A riveting tale of the courageous and creative American warriors who rode into Afghanistan after Sep 11 and waged struggle opposed to Al Qaeda” (Tom Brokaw), Doug Stanton’s account touches the mythic. the warriors on horses mixed old techniques of cavalry war with twenty-first-century aerial bombardment expertise to accomplish a possible most unlikely feat. additionally, their cautious attempt to win the hearts of neighborhood townspeople proved a worthy lesson for America’s ongoing efforts in Afghanistan. With “spellbinding...action packed prose...The e-book reads extra like a unique than an army history...the Horse Soldier’s mystery challenge is still the united states military’s best second in what has considering that arguably been a muddled battle” (USA TODAY).
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