Enduring Freedom, Enduring Voices: US Operations in Afghanistan

Enduring Freedom, Enduring Voices: US Operations in Afghanistan

by Michael G. Walling


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782008293
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 01/20/2015
Series: General Military Series
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 331,874
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Chapter 1 Attack 11

Chapter 2 Prelude to War 17

Chapter 3 Reckoning: Operation Enduring Freedom, 2001 23

Chapter 4 Reckoning Part II: Operation Enduring Freedom, 2002 45

Chapter 5 Resurgence, 2003 79

Chapter 6 Transition, 2004-05 101

Chapter 7 Resurgence, 2006-07 129

Chapter 8 Reassessment, 2008 155

Chapter 9 Surge, 2009 171

Chapter 10 New initiatives, 2010 195

Chapter 11 Drawdown, 2011 221

Chapter 12 End Game, 2012-13 247

Epilogue 269

List of Abbreviations 271

Notes 277

Index 295

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