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Author Naylor, Sean.

Title Not a good day to die : the untold story of Operation Anaconda / Sean Naylor.

Imprint New York : Berkley Books, c2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  958.104 N333    ---  Available
Description xix, 425 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [411]-414) and index.
Summary After the Al Qaida attacks of September 11, 2001, America quickly toppled the Taliban regime that had sheltered the terrorist organization in Afghanistan. But, believing the war to be all but over, U.S. Central Command refused to commit the forces required to achieve total victory. Instead, the war's biggest battle--one that could have broken Al Qaida and captured Osama bin Laden--was waged by a hodge-podge of units thrown together at the last moment. On March 2, 2002, America's first major battle of the 21st century began in the Shahikot Valley, where young, untested U.S. soldiers paid a bloody price for strategic, higher-level miscalculations. Journalist eyewitness Naylor describes how, denied the extra infantry, artillery, and attack helicopters with which they had trained, these troops nevertheless proved their worth in brutal combat and prevented an American military disaster.--From publisher description.
Subject Operation Anaconda, 2002.
ISBN 0425196097
0425207870 (pbk.)
9780425207871 (pbk.)
Standard No. NLGGC 268309841
YDXCP 2194501

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