The Horse Soldiersis the true, dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who entered Afghanistan immediately following September 11, 2001 and, riding to war on horses, defeated the Taliban. Outnumbered 40 to 1, they capture the strategic Afghan city of Mazar-e Sharif, and thereby effectively defeat the Taliban throughout the rest of the country. They are welcomed as liberators as they ride on horses into the city, the streets thronged with Afghans overjoyed that the Taliban have been kicked out. The soldiers rest easy, as they feel they have accomplished their mission. And then, the action takes a wholly unexpected turn. During a surrender of Taliban troops, the Horse Soldiers are ambushed by the would-be P.O.W.s and, still dangerously outnumbered, they must fight for their lives in the city's ancient fortress known as Qala-I Janghi, or the House of War . . .His son had been watching TV in another part of the house and Bowers hadna#39;t heard any of the reports. ... Bosnia in 1999, Bowers had snuck into the war-torn country by commercial flight, a risky move in contravention of US. policy at the time (Congress would eventually authorize US. troops on the ... Without further thought, she wheeled the Ford Explorer around and headed back in the other lane.
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2012-12-25|