Boots on the Ground: The Fight to Liberate Afghanistan from Al-Qaeda and the Taliban, 2001-2002

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MBI Publishing Company, Jan 15, 2012 - History - 320 pages
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Boots on the Ground is a narrative account of the American war to free Afghanistan from al Qaeda and the Taliban. Author Dick Camp uses extensive firsthand accounts that bring the text alive. Camp’s exciting narrative covers the origins of American combat involvement in the country as well as the post-9/11 campaigns that initially brought victory over al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan. In an incisive epilogue, he describes how we let victory in Afghanistan slip away to fight a war in Iraq.

 

 

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User Review  - LeonardIngram - LibraryThing

This work is a very superficial "popular" history of the war in Afghanistan. I don't mean that in a totally negative way. I enjoyed this read very much. It gives a pretty good overview of the conflict ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mareofthesea - LibraryThing

Boots on the Ground reads like an academic paper. The author is very detailed and dry in his commentary regarding the efforts in the Afghanistan War in 2001-2. He seems to be afraid of giving his ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
What an Unlucky Country
The Bear Came over the Mountain
BrutalHearted Mountain Tribes
State within a State
Commander of the Faithful Amirul Momineen
Warriors of
AlQaeda The Base
Task Force Dagger
Operational Detachment Delta Delta Force
Boots on the Ground Southern Afghanistan
Operational Detachment Alpha 574 Texas
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The Marines Have Landed
Spiritual Home
Chronology

The Big Wedding Al Ourush alKabir
Boots on the Ground Northern Afghanistan
First
Operational Detachment Alpha 555 Tiger 01
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Dick Camp retired from the Marine Corps as a full colonel following twenty-six years of service. He is now a vice president of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation working at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. He is the author of seven previous books, most recently The Battle for the City of the Dead. Colonel Camp lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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