April 26, 2010

Horse Soldiers

This is the story of a small group of Special Forces soldiers who covertly entered Afghanistan shortly after 9/11. On horseback, they pursued the Taliban across mountainous terrain, fighting several intense battles, and capturing a city that was strategically essential to them. As hundreds of Afghan troops were surrendering to them, the group was ambushed, and fought for their lives in the city's fortress. This small group experienced some of the most intense fighting of the war, but their story has gone untold. Based on numerous after-action reports, interviews with more than 100 participants, and visits to the battle site, Stanton tells this exciting true story that contrasts 21st century technology with time-tested cavalry strategies, and shows that an important factor in war--regardless of the era--is humanity.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of U.S. Soldiers who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan
Doug Stanton
DS 371.412 .S73 2009