By: GRAU, LESTER W. & BILLINGSLY, DODGE.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2011.:
Edition: Modern War Studies Series.
Seller ID: 80863X1
Condition: Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book.
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 unexpected set piece of conventional fighting in what has become an era of guerrilla warfare. Drawing upon previously unavailable or neglected sources, Lester Grau and Dodge Billing... View More...