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The Resource Boots on the ground : the fight to liberate Afghanistan from al-Qaeda and the Taliban, 2001-2002, Dick Camp

Boots on the ground : the fight to liberate Afghanistan from al-Qaeda and the Taliban, 2001-2002, Dick Camp

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Boots on the ground : the fight to liberate Afghanistan from al-Qaeda and the Taliban, 2001-2002
Title
Boots on the ground
Title remainder
the fight to liberate Afghanistan from al-Qaeda and the Taliban, 2001-2002
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Dick Camp
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Language
eng
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A specific, technical study of the U.S. military's special operations against al-Qaeda in Afghanistan in the weeks after 9/11. Sticking to the record, retired Marine Corps veteran Camp (Battle for the City of the Dead: In the Shadow of the Golden Dome, Najaf, August 2004, 2011, etc.) does not impart judgment to this extraordinary story of the U.S. expulsion of Taliban forces in the space of several weeks after 9/11. Maps, chronology and photos all relay the historian's sense of meticulous research without heeding stylistic embellishments. Camp paints the grim background by depicting the brutal Soviet invasion of the country in 1979 and the disastrous 10-year occupation, resulting in many dead, billions spent and little gained. Emerging from the squalid refugee camps and supported by Pakistan intelligence, the mujahideen were proud, fearless guerrilla fighters who formed small, mobile units that roamed the countryside laying ambush. They were highly effective over the rugged terrain against the lumbering Soviet juggernaut, and would be again when enlisted by the U.S. against the Taliban. The attacks on 9/11 underscored what the Americans should have seen coming: The Taliban (still supported by Pakistan), militarized by Osama bin Laden, had issued jihad against America, as evidenced by the suicide bomb on the USS Cole in 2000 and other attacks. Camp delves into the Bush Administration's war machinations led by Donald Rumsfeld, and though the military detail can occasionally become overwhelming, the big events unfurl methodically, climaxing in U.S.-backed Hamid Karzai's taking of Kandahar, and the pursuit of al-Qaeda troops to the border of Pakistan. Operation Anaconda officially closed in March 2002, before the U.S. turned its attention to Iraq. A workmanlike, nuts-and-bolt account of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan.(Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 2011)
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Camp, Richard D
Dewey number
958.104/742
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS371.412
LC item number
.C355 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • United States
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
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the fight to liberate Afghanistan from al-Qaeda and the Taliban, 2001-2002
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Boots on the ground : the fight to liberate Afghanistan from al-Qaeda and the Taliban, 2001-2002, Dick Camp
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-302) and index
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Contents
What an unlucky country -- The bear came over the mountain -- Brutal hearted mountain tribes -- State within a state -- Commander of the faithful (Amir-ul Momineen) -- Warriors of God -- Al-Qaeda, the base -- The big wedding (al Ourush al-Kabir) -- Boots on the ground, northern Afghanistan -- First in -- Task Force Dagger -- Operational detachment Alpha 555, Tiger 01 -- Operational detachment Alpha 595, Tiger 02 -- Operational detachment Alpha 534, Tiger 04 -- Operational detachment Alpha 585, Tiger 03 -- Operational detachment Alpha 553, Tiger 07 -- Operational detachment Alpha 586, Texas 11 -- Uprising in the house of war -- Operations command and control Element 85, Shark 85 -- Tora Bora -- Operational detachment Delta, Delta Force -- Operational detachment Alpha 554, Texas 08 -- Boots on the ground, southern Afghanistan -- Operational detachment Alpha 574, Texas 12 -- Operations command and control Element 52, Rambo 52 -- Operational detachment Alpha 583, Texas 17 -- Rangers lead the way -- The Marines have landed -- Spiritual home -- Epilogue: Takur Ghar
Control code
845606
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780760341117
Lccn
2011029203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps (chiefly color)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780760341117
Label
Boots on the ground : the fight to liberate Afghanistan from al-Qaeda and the Taliban, 2001-2002, Dick Camp
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What an unlucky country -- The bear came over the mountain -- Brutal hearted mountain tribes -- State within a state -- Commander of the faithful (Amir-ul Momineen) -- Warriors of God -- Al-Qaeda, the base -- The big wedding (al Ourush al-Kabir) -- Boots on the ground, northern Afghanistan -- First in -- Task Force Dagger -- Operational detachment Alpha 555, Tiger 01 -- Operational detachment Alpha 595, Tiger 02 -- Operational detachment Alpha 534, Tiger 04 -- Operational detachment Alpha 585, Tiger 03 -- Operational detachment Alpha 553, Tiger 07 -- Operational detachment Alpha 586, Texas 11 -- Uprising in the house of war -- Operations command and control Element 85, Shark 85 -- Tora Bora -- Operational detachment Delta, Delta Force -- Operational detachment Alpha 554, Texas 08 -- Boots on the ground, southern Afghanistan -- Operational detachment Alpha 574, Texas 12 -- Operations command and control Element 52, Rambo 52 -- Operational detachment Alpha 583, Texas 17 -- Rangers lead the way -- The Marines have landed -- Spiritual home -- Epilogue: Takur Ghar
Control code
845606
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780760341117
Lccn
2011029203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps (chiefly color)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780760341117

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