Takur Ghar: The SEALs and Rangers on Roberts Ridge, Afghanistan 2002 – Osprey
Takur Ghar: The SEALs and Rangers on Roberts Ridge, Afghanistan 2002 – Osprey 9781780961989
Author: Leigh Neville
Illustrators: Alan Gilliland Johnny Shumate
About this book
On March 4, 2002, a team of SEALs was choppered onto a hostile Afghan mountain peak as part of Operation Anaconda. The largest operation by US forces since Vietnam, it was intended to bring to battle foreign al-Qaeda fighters who had fled after the overthrow of the Taliban and the battle of Tora Bora. But when their special ops Chinook was hit by RPGs, it marked the beginning of the SEALs’ epic day-long battle for survival, which involved Coalition special forces, gunships and Predators in a 17-hour firefight against the al-Qaeda guerrillas.
Paperback; March 2013; 80 pages; ISBN: 9781780961989
French Soldier Afghanistan – Blast Models
French Soldier Afghanistan – Blast Models BL35189
French Soldier with Minimi in Afghanistan, task force Lafayette.
The Soviet–Afghan War 1979–89 - Osprey
The Soviet–Afghan War 1979–89 – Osprey 9781849088053
The Soviet intrusion had tremendous suggestions on the worldwide stage; it incited the US Senate to can’t approve the hard-won SALT II arms-impediment treaty, and the USA and 64 different nations boycotted the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics.
The Soviet invasion of its neighbour Afghanistan in 1979 started a wicked nine-year clash in that nation until Soviet drived the withdrew in 1988–89, damning the Afghanistan legislature to massacre at the hands of the Mujahideen, the Afghan well known resistence sponsored by the USA and others.
For Afghanistan, the attack served to delay the endless civil war that hollowed midway administration in opposition to the districts and faction in opposition to faction.
The nation remains secured clash over 30 years later, with no close in sight. Offering uncommonly drawn mapping and drawing upon a vast run of origins, this brief record demonstrates the roots, history and results of the Soviet intercession in Afghanistan, accordingly shedding revamped light on the previous history – and prospects – of that disturbed nation.
- Background to War
- Warring Sides
- The Fighting
- Portrait of a Soldier
- Portrait of a Civilian
- How the War Ended
- The World around War
- Conclusions and Consequences
- Further Reading
Paperback; November 2012; 96 pages; ISBN: 9781849088053
English: Mujahideen in Kunar, Afghanistan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)