A Different Kind of War: The United States Army in Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, October 2001 - September 2005

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Contents

Introduction
1
Key Values of Pashtunwali
11
Page
26
Planning Operation ENDURING
27
The Preliminary Phases of the Campaign
57
Collapse of the Taliban in Northern Afghanistan
71
The Horses They Rode in On
76
Humanitarian Rations from the Sky
82
Changing Course in Mid2002
181
The Armys Workhorse in Afghanistan
185
Maintaining Momentum July 2002
209
Ismail Khan
210
CTF 82 task organization fall 2002
212
US Soldiers from CTF 82 during MOUNTAIN SWEEP
214
Major CJTF180 security operations August 2002April 2003
215
CTF 82 task organization spring 2003
216

Success in the South and East
93
Hamid Karzai and His Satellite Phone
99
ODA and antiTaliban operations south and east OctoberDecember 2001
102
Battle of Tora Bora
114
Operation ANACONDA
127
GardezKhostOrgune triangle
128
View of Shahi Kowt Valley from the north
129
10th Mountain Soldiers in the Shahi Kowt Valley
133
CJTF Mountain task organization for Operation ANACONDA
134
TF Rakkasan task organization for Operation ANACONDA
136
The village of Shir Khan Kheyl
138
Concept of the Operation Shahi Kowt Valley
140
The alQaeda compound near HLZ 1
146
AH64 Apache conducting close air support on Dday
147
Operation ANACONDA TF 2187 2 March 2002
148
Members oil? Rakkasan 1 AC on RakTAC Ridge
149
Operation ANACONDA 1 87 in the Bowl 2 March 2002
150
Troops of 1187 Infantry in AMY draw
155
Airstrikes hitting enemy troops in GINGER pass
156
Operation ANACONDA TF 1 187 46 March 2002
161
Operation ANACONDA Glock 1112 March 2002
164
Troops of 3d Battalion PPCLI climb the Whale
167
Operation ANACONDA HARPOON 1317 March 2002
168
Operation ANACONDA POLAR HARPOON 1819 March 2002
170
Medical Assistance to the Afghans
222
Disposition of CJCMOTF and CHLCs 2002
224
OEF May 2003 to April 2004
237
Lieutenant General David Barno
242
Pillars of CFCA campaign
246
TF Warrior disposition2003
248
The 10th Forward Support
250
PRT locations
256
General structure for Provincial Reconstruction Teams 2003
258
ANA Ethnic balance May 2004
263
May 2004 to September 2005
277
Major General Karl W Eikenberry who would take command of CFCA in May 2005
278
US Army troop levels in OEF October 2001September 2005
279
Major General Eric T Olson CJTF76 Commander talks with Afghan citizens during a patrol in the Cehar Cineh area of Afghanistan during Operation ...
280
Zalmay Khalilzad US Ambassador to Afghanistan
281
Colonel Gary H Cheek Commander of CTF Thunder and Captain Tage Rainsford Commander of C Company 2d Battalion 27th Infantry listen to vill...
284
Supporting the PRTs
296
Implications
317
Appendix A US Army Units in Operation ENDURING FREEDOMAfghanistan
331
Appendix B Chronology Operation ENDURING FREEDOM Major Events
337
Glossary
343
Bibliography
349
Index
385
About the Contributors
399

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