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  • Dog Company: A True Story of American Soldiers Abandoned by Their High Command

    Now with a foreword by Sean Hannity! The Army does not want you to read this book. It does not want to advertise its detention system that coddles enemy fighters while putting American soldiers at risk. It does not want to reveal the new lawyered-up Pentagon war ethic that prosecutes U.S. soldiers and Marines while setting free spies who kill Americans.This very system ambushed Captain Roger Hill and his men.Hill, a West Point grad and decorated combat veteran, was a rising young officer who had always followed the letter of the military law. In 2007, Hill got his dream job: infantry commander in the storied 101st Airborne. His new unit, Dog Company, 1-506th, had just returned stateside from the hell of Ramadi. The men were brilliant in combat but unpolished at home, where paperwork and inspections filled their days.With tough love, Hill and his First Sergeant, an old-school former drill instructor named Tommy Scott, turned the company into the top performers in the battalion. Hill and Scott then led Dog Company into combat in Afghanistan, where a third of their men became battlefield casualties after just six months. Meanwhile, Hill found himself at war with his own battalion commander, a charismatic but difficult man who threatened to relieve Hill at every turn. After two of hi...

    • ASIN: 1455516236

  • Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe only comprehensive, firsthand account of the fourteen-hour firefight at the Battle of Keating by Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha, for readers of Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden and Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell.   “‘It doesn't get better.’ To us, that phrase nailed one of the essential truths, maybe even the essential truth, about being stuck at an outpost whose strategic and tactical vulnerabilities were so glaringly obvious to every soldier who had ever set foot in that place that the name itself—Keating—had become a kind of backhanded joke.”  In 2009, Clinton Romesha of Red Platoon and the rest of the Black Knight Troop were preparing to shut down Command Outpost (COP) Keating, the most remote and inaccessible in a string of bases built by the US military in Nuristan and Kunar in the hope of preventing Taliban insurgents from moving freely back and forth between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Three years after its construction, the army was finally ready to concede what the men on the ground had known immediately: it was simply too isolated and too dangerous to defend.    On October 3, 2009, after years of constant smaller attacks, the Taliban finally decided to throw everything they had at Keating. The ensuing fourteen-ho...

    • ASIN: B0141ZP1XK

  • Honourable Warriors: Fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan - A Front-line Account of the British Army's Battle for Helmand

    In 2009 Major Richard Streatfeild and his men fought for six months against the Taliban in Sangin, northern Helmand. They were engaged in over 800 fire-fights. They were the target of more than 200 improvised explosive devices. Ten men in his company were killed, 50 were wounded. This is their story – and it is the story, from the front line, of Western intervention in Afghanistan. His graphic personal account gives an inside view of the physical, psychological and political battle to come to terms with severe casualties and the stress of battle while seeking the support of the local population. As he describes the day-to-day operations, he provides a fascinating record of the Taliban’s guerrilla tactics and the British response to them. His narrative also gives a direct insight into the experiences of soldiers who had to face down their fear throughout a prolonged tour of duty on the Afghan battlefield. Honorable Warriors is essential reading for anyone who cares to understand the nature of the war in Afghanistan and how the odds are stacked against the army’s success.

    • ASIN: 1783462272
    • Part No: 20 illustrations - colour plates

  • The Reaper: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers

    Preorder REAPER: GHOST TARGET now, Nick Irving's debut thriller that Brad Thor calls "one hell of a read"!The Instant New York Times Bestseller by Co-Star of Fox's American Grit and Legendary Ranger Nick IrvingGroundbreaking, thrilling and revealing, The Reaper is the astonishing memoir of Special Operations Direct Action Sniper Nicholas Irving, the 3rd Ranger Battalion's deadliest sniper with 33 confirmed kills, though his remarkable career total, including probables, is unknown.Irving shares the true story of his extraordinary military career, including his deployment to Afghanistan in the summer of 2009, when he set another record, this time for enemy kills on a single deployment. His teammates and chain of command labeled him "The Reaper," and his actions on the battlefield became the stuff of legend, culminating in an extraordinary face-off against an enemy sniper known simply as The Chechnian.Irving's astonishing first-person account of his development into an expert assassin offers a fascinating and extremely rare view of special operations combat missions through the eyes of a Ranger sniper during the Global War on Terrorism. From the brotherhood and sacrifice of teammates in battle to the cold reality of taking a life to protect another, no other book dives so deep insid...

    • ASIN: B00LKRSBBC

  • The Chosen Few: A Company of Paratroopers and Its Heroic Struggle to Survive in the Mountains of Afghanistan

    The never-before-told story of one of the most decorated units in the war in Afghanistan and its fifteen-month ordeal that culminated in the 2008 Battle of Wanat, the war's deadliestA single company of US paratroopers--calling themselves the "Chosen Few"--arrived in eastern Afghanistan in late 2007 hoping to win the hearts and minds of the remote mountain people and extend the Afghan government's reach into this wilderness. Instead, they spent the next fifteen months in a desperate struggle, living under almost continuous attack, forced into a slow and grinding withdrawal, and always outnumbered by Taliban fighters descending on them from all sides.Month after month, rocket-propelled grenades, rockets, and machine-gun fire poured down on the isolated and exposed paratroopers as America's focus and military resources shifted to Iraq. Just weeks before the paratroopers were to go home, they faced their last--and toughest--fight. Near the village of Wanat in Nuristan province, an estimated three hundred enemy fighters surrounded about fifty of the Chosen Few and others defending a partially finished combat base. Nine died and more than two dozen were wounded that day in July 2008, making it arguably the bloodiest battle of the war in Afghanistan.The Chosen Few would return home temp...

    • Brand: DA CAPO
    • ASIN: 0306824833
    • Part No: 9780306824838

  • The Will to Resist : Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan

    An award-winning journalist tells the hidden story of American soldiers turning against an unjust war.

  • February 19 2010 - US Army soldier engages enemy forces in a small arms fire fight during Operation Mostarak in Badula Qulp Helmand province Afghanistan Poster Print

    U.S. Army soldier engages enemy forces in a small arms fire fight in Afghanistan. was reproduced on Premium Heavy Stock Paper which captures all of the vivid colors and details of the original.Brand New and Packaged carefully in a oversized protective tube. This item Ships Rolled to insure maximum protection.Print Title: U.S. Army soldier engages enemy forces in a small arms fire fight in Afghanistan.Product Type: Photo PrintArtist: Stocktrek Images

  • US Army soldier engages enemy forces in a small arms fire fight in Afghanistan Canvas Art - Stocktrek Images (34 x 23)

    US Army soldier engages enemy forces in a small arms fire fight in Afghanistan Canvas Art - Stocktrek Images (34 x 23)

  • US Army soldier engages enemy forces in a small arms fire fight in Afghanistan Stretched Canvas - Stocktrek Images (34 x 23)

    Stretched Canvas Wall Art for your Home or Office. U.S. Army soldier engages enemy forces in a small arms fire fight in Afghanistan. was carefully reproduced on only the finest Canvas which beautifully details the visual colors and elements of the original work of art. Your museum quality Canvas Art piece was faithfully reproduced using ultra-precision print technology and fade-resistant archival inks on artist premium acid-free grade canvas. The overall dimensions are 34 x 23 inches and this fine Strecthced Canvas Wall Art includes hooks and wiring so that it is ready to hang right out of the box.Brand New Canvas Wall Art that is Strecthed with premium wood stretcher bars for maximum support and hangingCanvas Art Title: U.S. Army soldier engages enemy forces in a small arms fire fight in Afghanistan.Dimensions: 34 x 23 inchesProfessional Smooth Canvas is a 378 gsm medium textured canvas made from a poly / cotton blend with a 2-over-1 weave. The canvas features a water-resistant matte finish and is designed for fine art and photo reproductions.Artist: Stocktrek Images