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Title Wanat : combat action in Afghanistan, 2008 / the staff of the US Army Combat Studies Institute.

Imprint Fort Leavenworth, Kan. : Combat Studies Institute Press, US Army Combined Arms Center, 2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  D 110.2:AF 3/2    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xi, 257 pages) : illustrations, maps
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-257).
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star MiAaHDL
Summary On 13 July 2008, nine American soldiers perished while fighting a pitched battle in the village of Wanat in Afghanistan's Waygal Valley. On that day, the men of Company C, 2d Battalion, 503d Parachute Infantry Regiment, endured four hours of intense close quarters combat and mounting casualties. The contingent of 49 United States and 24 Afghan National Army Soldiers valiantly defended their small outpost against a coordinated attack by a determined insurgent force armed with rocket propelled grenades and automatic weapons. Despite the initial advantage of tactical surprise and numerical superiority, it was the insurgents who ultimately broke contact and withdrew from Combat Outpost Kahler. Army historians recognized the need to better understand the Battle of Wanat and ensure those who followed learned from the experiences of the courageous Soldiers who defended their outpost with such tenacity. As initial reports from the battle were received, the Combat Studies Institute at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas began to prepare a historical analysis of the circumstances of the Battle of Wanat, launching an exhaustive research effort that produced a comprehensive and compelling example of contemporary history. This study offers an objective narrative of the events surrounding the Battle of Wanat. It does not seek to draw final conclusions or to second guess decisions made before or during the heat of battle. Rather, it is an implement of learning, allowing the reader to see the events of that day through the eyes of the leaders and Soldiers of Task Force Rock. It is meant to provide context to the chaos and complexity of modern conflict, and to help the reader better understand and appreciate the nature of operations in an era of persistent conflict. Finally, this study serves to honor and preserve the memories of the nine brave men who gave their lives at Combat Outpost Kahler.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda MiAaHDL
Subject United States. Army. Airborne Brigade, 173rd.
United States. Army. Airborne Brigade, 173rd. (OCoLC)fst00619775
Wanat, Battle of (Afghanistan : 2008) (OCoLC)fst01755794
Wanat, Battle of, Afghanistan, 2008.
Afghanistan. (OCoLC)fst01205406
Chronological Term 2008
Added Author Combat Studies Institute (U.S.)
Combat Studies Institute (U.S.). Press.
U.S. Army Combined Arms Center.
Other Form: Print version: Wanat xi, 257 p. (DLC) 2010039932 (OCoLC)666405597
ISBN 098419018X
Gpo Item No. 0359-C (online)
Sudoc No. D 110.2:AF 3/2

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