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Operation Anaconda : America's first major battle in Afghanistan

Author: Lester W Grau; Dodge Billingsley
Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©2011.
Series: Modern war studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Long before it became 'Obama's War, ' the long-running conflict in Afghanistan was launched by President George W. Bush in retaliation for the 9/11 attacks on the United States. Only a few months later, Operation Anaconda sent American-led coalition forces into their most intensely brutal confrontation with Al Qaeda and their Taliban hosts in the Shar-i Kot Valley near the Pakistan border. The result was an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lester W Grau; Dodge Billingsley
ISBN: 9780700618019 0700618015
OCLC Number: 714731524
Description: xviii, 459 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm + 1 videodisc (DVD : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.).
Details: DVD.
Contents: Afghanistan and the Soviet invasion --
Enter the Taliban --
9/11 and the takedown of the Taliban regime --
Moving into Afghanistan --
Into the Valley --
Anaconda: 2 March 2002 --
Anaconda: Days two and three --
Anaconda and Harpoon: Days four through fourteen --
Implications of Operations Anaconda and Harpoon.
Series Title: Modern war studies.
Other Titles: America's first major battle in Afghanistan
Responsibility: Lester W. Grau and Dodge Billingsley.

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The most complete and accurate account of Operation Anaconda, the thirteen-day battle in March 2002 between American-led combat forces and those of the Taliban and Al Qaeda. Provides the richest  Read more...

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