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Afghanistan Wars

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Conducting Counterinsurgency: Reconstruction Task Force 4 in Afghanistan #2 Australian Military History Series, David Connery and David Cran and David Evered
1 Conducting Counterinsurgency: Reconstruction Task Force 4 in Afghanistan #2 Australian Military History Series
David Connery and David Cran and David Evered Australia Big Sky Publishing 2012 1921941774 / 9781921941771 Soft cover New Book 24.5 x 17.5 x 1.1 
Conducting Counterinsurgency uses the personal experiences of officers and soldiers from RTF4 - described in their own words - to illustrate the principles of counterinsurgency operations. The book provides a vivid and personal snapshot of the work of these soldiers, the challenges they faced and their interaction with the local people during their tour of duty. This is a first-hand account of counterinsurgency operations conducted by the contemporary Australian Army in its fight against the Taliban. Conducting Counterinsurgency sheds light on the little- understood operations of the Australian Army in Afghanistan and is a must for military professionals and commentators. 
Price: 19.95 AUD
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Helmand to the Himalayas: One Soldier's Inspirational Journey, David Wiseman and Nick Harding
2 Helmand to the Himalayas: One Soldier's Inspirational Journey
David Wiseman and Nick Harding UK Osprey Publishing 2014 1472809130 / 9781472809131 Soft cover New Book 
"From the war torn valleys of Afghanistan to the frozen peaks of the Himalayas, David Wiseman's incredible story is an inspiration to us all." Andy McNab David Wiseman was the first soldier on the scene of one of the most devastating attacks on British soldiers in Afghanistan, witnessing the horrific aftermath of an attack on unsuspecting troops by a rogue element of the Afghan police, which left five men dead and nine wounded, shaking the British forces in Helmand to the core. Only a few weeks later, and haunted by what he had experienced, David was once again fighting shoulder to shoulder with his Afghan allies, but this time would leave the battlefield with a Taliban bullet lodged deep in his chest, inches from his heart. Helmand to the Himalayas is the dramatic story of his journey in combat, his agonising battle with physical injuries and psychological demons and his life affirming recovery as part of a pioneering mountaineering team. An exhilarating memoir of his gritty tour of Afghanistan, it reveals the day-to-day hardships faced by soldiers in battle, the horrors and absurdities of the conflict and the overwhelming challenges and dangers that have faced British soldiers tasked with mentoring their Afghan allies. With staggering honesty, David reveals how frustration and chance eventually led him to find salvation, renewed purpose and a sense of pride on the slopes of Mount Everest with Walking With The Wounded and an unlikely band of wounded veterans. In his latest step on the road to recovery, David played a key role as Games Co-Ordinator for the inaugural Invictus Games in September 2014, as well as representing the United Kingdom as part of the swimming team. In a competition which saw more than 400 wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women from 13 nations compete, David went on to complete another momentous achievement, winning gold medals in the Men's 100m Freestyle ISD and in the Mixed 4 x 50m Freestyle relay, and silver medals in the Men's 50m backstroke ISD and Men's 50m Freestyle ISD. 
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A-10 Thunderbolt II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom 2008-14 #111 Combat Aircraft, Gary Wetzel
3 A-10 Thunderbolt II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom 2008-14 #111 Combat Aircraft
Gary Wetzel UK Osprey Publishing 2015 1472805739 / 9781472805737 Soft cover New Book 24.8 x 18.4 x 0.7 cm Jim Laurier 
The untold story of A-10 units in Operation Enduring Freedom reaches its conclusion with this second of two volumes focusing on the type's combat missions in Afghanistan. Featuring numerous first-hand accounts and photography from those who experienced the conflict, along with imagery from official military archives, this book offers a unique and detailed insight into the record of the A-10 in one of the 21st Century's most significant conflicts. Initially, the A-10 Thunderbolt was not a favourite of the USAF, which, prior to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, was hoping to shunt this Cold War relic onto the US Army and Marine Corps. But since then the 'Warthog', with its formidable armament, ruggedness and flexibility, has continually proven itself in combat and evolved into the world's premiere close support aircraft. In 2002 the Thunderbolt was at the forefront of Operation Enduring Freedom, the US occupation of Afghanistan. 
Price: 34.95 AUD
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Enduring Freedom, Enduring Voices: US Operations in Afghanistan, Michael G. Walling
4 Enduring Freedom, Enduring Voices: US Operations in Afghanistan
Michael G. Walling UK Osprey Publishing 2015 1782008292 / 9781782008293 Hardcover New Book 
"Michael Walling has honored the American men and women who served in Operation Enduring Freedom by helping them tell their own stories. This is the war in Afghanistan as experienced by the people who fought it." General Tommy R. Franks, Ret. The war in Afghanistan has seen men and women thrown into America's longest sustained combat operation. For over 13 years, US military personnel have been embroiled in a conflict unlike any other, in a hostile country where danger and death lurk at every turn. The nature of the fighting has transformed not only the entire structure of the US military, but the lives of every soldier, sailor, marine, coast guardsman, and airman who served there. There have been many tales told of this most recent Afghan war, but until now no single work has combined the strategic view of high-level commanders with the perspective of soldiers on the ground. This book places the first-hand accounts of serving men and women into the context of the military operations. Drawing on gripping oral histories from theater commanders, Special Forces troops, reconstruction teams, and everyday soldiers, Michael G. Walling analyzes operations as they were experienced by individuals, from those immediately following 9/11 through to those in 2014 as US troops prepared to withdraw. He also charts the evolution of US military structure as it was forced to adapt to cope with the non-conventional, but nonetheless deadly threats of asymmetric warfare, as well as detailing covert ops, infrastructure rebuilding, and the training of Afghan forces. Resonating across gender, age, nationality, and ethnicity, this book is not just a document of US fortunes in a far-flung conflict. It is a tribute to the determination, heroism, sacrifice, and the strength of the human spirit. 
Price: 49.95 AUD
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