Enduring Freedom, Enduring Voices: US Military Operations in Afghanistan

Overview

For 13 years American military personnel have been embroiled in America's longest sustained combat operation in Afghanistan, but while the world has seen thousands of hours of coverage and analysis of the war, the thoughts and experiences of the men and women on the ground have been hard to come by. Enduring Freedom, Enduring Voices documents the history of the US military in Afghanistan through the words and experiences of the men and women who have endured it first hand. From senior-level commanders right ...

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Overview

For 13 years American military personnel have been embroiled in America's longest sustained combat operation in Afghanistan, but while the world has seen thousands of hours of coverage and analysis of the war, the thoughts and experiences of the men and women on the ground have been hard to come by. Enduring Freedom, Enduring Voices documents the history of the US military in Afghanistan through the words and experiences of the men and women who have endured it first hand. From senior-level commanders right through to the view through soldier's gunsights, out of the supply truck window or the airman's target reticule, this new work uncovers the full range of experiences of American armed forces in Afghanistan, providing an unparalleled and strikingly honest assessment of the conflict and of individual's experiences whilst on the ground. From combat operations to covert ops, infrastructure rebuilding to training the local police and Afghan army, Michael Walling's creates an intriguing narrative the reveals the timeless stories of determination, heroism, sacrifice and strength that have shaped Operartion Enduring Freedom

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781782008293
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/20/2015
  • Series: General Military Series
  • Pages: 336

Meet the Author

Michael G. Walling is author of several books, including Bloodstained Sea, the 2005 Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature. An internationally recognized World War II expert, Walling is a contributing author to the U.S. Naval Institute's Naval History Magazine and has appeared on The History Channel and PBS as an aviation and naval expert. After graduating from Montclair State College with a BA in Biology, Walling served in the U.S. Coast Guard for six years as a commissioned officer and a senior petty officer. He has spent more than 45 years collecting stories from veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq, as well as those of pilots, merchant seamen, and civilian personnel with NATO and EUFOR in the Balkans. His research has included visits to London, Sarajevo, Baska Voda, Croatia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, St. John's, Newfoundland, and New Orleans. The author lives in Hudson, Massachusetts.

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