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Author Perry, Walt L., author.

Title Toppling the Taliban : air-ground operations in Afghanistan, October 2001/June 2002 / Walter L. Perry, David Kassing.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, [2015]


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Series Research report (Rand Corporation) ; ; v. RR-381-A
Research report (Rand Corporation)
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Summary The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks caught the United States without a plan for military operations in Afghanistan. In less than 30 days, the Department of Defense created a plan that involved an unprecedented combination of special operations forces (SOF), Afghan fighters, and airpower. Operations were initiated on October 7, and Afghanistan's Taliban government was toppled in less than two months. An interim administration was installed on December 22, and civil-military operations began. This report describes the preparations for Operation Enduring Freedom at CENTCOM and elsewhere, Army operations and support activities, building a coalition, and civil-military operations in Afghanistan through the end of June 2002. The research used contemporary records and interviews with key participants to gain authoritative perspectives on events and issues.
Contents Ch. 1: Introduction -- ch. 2: Laying the groundwork -- ch. 3: Toppling the Taliban -- ch. 4:Hunting down Taliban and Al Qaeda remnants -- ch. 5: Building for the long run -- ch. 6: Conclusions and recommendations -- ch. 7: Epilogue.
Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Figures and Tables; Summary; Acknowledgments; Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations; CHAPTER ONE: Introduction; A Different Kind of War for U.S. Forces; Other Military Demands of the War on Terrorism; Homeland Security; Force Protection; The War on Terrorism Outside Central Asia; Meeting the Manpower Requirements; The Area of Operations; About This Report; Purpose; Organization of This Report; CHAPTER TWO: Laying the Groundwork; The Strategic Context; Building and Managing the Coalition; The Coalition; Indigenous Partners; Joint and Covert Forces.
TechnologyHumanitarian Operations and Reconstruction; Pre-September 11 Planning and Operations Against Al Qaeda; Developing the War Plan: September 11-October 6, 2001; War Aims Emerged; Initial Military Planning; Intelligence Community Planning; Role of the Allies in Planning; Planning at CENTCOM; Guidance to Planners; Component and Supporting Command Planning; ARCENT Planning; CENTAF Planning; Observations; Coordination with Coalition Partners; Inter-Agency Coordination; Humanitarian Operations; Deliberate Planning; CHAPTER THREE: Toppling the Taliban; Command and Control.
Intelligence, Surveillance, and ReconnaissanceRole of the CIA; Unmanned Aircraft Systems; Intelligence Fusion Centers; Intelligence Failures; Air Operations; Basing; Control of Air Assets; The Bombing Campaign; Air-Ground Operations with Anti-Taliban Forces; Mazar-e Sharif; Kandahar; The Collapse of the Taliban; Role of Special Forces; Air and Air-Ground Operations; Conventional Ground Forces; Marines; Army Forces; Logistics; Concurrent Humanitarian Operations; The Detainees; Treatment of Detainees; National Detainee Database; Treatment in Afghanistan Facilities; Rules for the Use of Force.
Treatment at Camp X-RayThe Debate over Detainee Status-The U.S. Position; Arguments Against U.S. Policy; Implications; Observations; Command and Control; Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance; The Coalition; Humanitarian Assistance; Treatment of Detainees; CHAPTER FOUR: Hunting Down Taliban and Al Qaeda Remnants; Control of Ground Forces; Task Force 58; Formation of Task Force 58; Coordinating Operations with Pakistan; Joint and Coalition Operations; FOB Rhino; Operations; Taking the Kandahar Airport; Sensitive Site Exploitations; Detainee Operations5; Air Support Operations.
End of MissionTora Bora; The Area of Operations; Indigenous Forces; Operations; The End Game; A Missed Opportunity; Operation ANACONDA; Planning; Execution; Roberts Ridge; End Game; Summing Up; CHAPTER FIVE: Building for the Long Run; Putting International Efforts in Place; Establishing the Interim Administration; Providing International Financial Assistance; Setting Up the International Security Assistance Force; Coordinating and Conducting Civil Affairs Activities; Stabilization Role of U.S. Forces; The Afghan National Army; Other Stability Activities.
Language English.
Subject Operation Enduring Freedom, 2001-
Afghan War, 2001-2021 -- Campaigns.
Afghan War, 2001-2021 -- Aerial operations, American.
Postwar reconstruction -- Afghanistan.
HISTORY -- Asia -- Central Asia.
HISTORY -- Asia -- General.
Military campaigns. (OCoLC)fst01710190
Military operations, Aerial -- American. (OCoLC)fst01710199
Postwar reconstruction. (OCoLC)fst01200084
Afghanistan. (OCoLC)fst01205406
Afghan War (2001-2021) (OCoLC)fst01695175
Operation Enduring Freedom (2001-) (OCoLC)fst01754981
Chronological Term Since 2001
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Kassing, David, author.
Added Title Air-ground operations in Afghanistan, October 2001/June 2002
Other Form: Print version: Perry, Walter L. Toppling the Taliban. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, [2015] 9780833082657 (DLC) 2015044123
ISBN 9780833086822 (electronic bk.)
0833086820 (electronic bk.)
9780833082657 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000056307041
DEBBG BV044059644
DEBSZ 48475646X
GBVCP 1008665053

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