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The Resource Victory point : operations Red Wings and Whalers : the Marine Corps' battle for freedom in Afghanistan, Ed Darack

Victory point : operations Red Wings and Whalers : the Marine Corps' battle for freedom in Afghanistan, Ed Darack

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Victory point : operations Red Wings and Whalers : the Marine Corps' battle for freedom in Afghanistan
Title
Victory point
Title remainder
operations Red Wings and Whalers : the Marine Corps' battle for freedom in Afghanistan
Statement of responsibility
Ed Darack
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In late June 2005, media recounted the tragic story of nineteen U.S. special operations personnel who died at the hands of insurgent/terrorist leader Ahmad Shah, leaving one survivor, deep in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan. The harrowing events of Operation Red Wings marked an important, yet widely misreported, chapter in the Global War on Terror. This book reveals the complete story of Operation Red Wings (often mis-referenced as "Operation Redwing"), and the follow-on mission, Operation Whalers. Together, these two U.S. Marine Corps operations (which in the case of Red Wings utilized Navy SEALs for its opening phase) unfold not as a mission gone terribly wrong, but as a complex and difficult campaign that ultimately saw the demise of Ahmad Shan and his small army of barbarous fighters. Due to the valor, courage, and commitment of the Marines in the summer of 2005, Afghanistan was able to hold free elections that fall.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
958.104/7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS371.4123.O66
LC item number
D37 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Victory point : operations Red Wings and Whalers : the Marine Corps' battle for freedom in Afghanistan, Ed Darack
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Welcome to Afghanistan -- The Battalion -- Synergy of Success -- Into the Hindu Kush -- Red Wings Takes Flight -- Ambush -- Storm of Chaos -- Redoubled Efforts -- Whalers Unleashed -- Armageddon, Denied -- One Ridge Distant, A World Apart -- Star Wars -- Kinetic Exfil -- Victory Point
Control code
ocn233549172
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 316 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780425226193
Lccn
2008047659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)233549172
Label
Victory point : operations Red Wings and Whalers : the Marine Corps' battle for freedom in Afghanistan, Ed Darack
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Welcome to Afghanistan -- The Battalion -- Synergy of Success -- Into the Hindu Kush -- Red Wings Takes Flight -- Ambush -- Storm of Chaos -- Redoubled Efforts -- Whalers Unleashed -- Armageddon, Denied -- One Ridge Distant, A World Apart -- Star Wars -- Kinetic Exfil -- Victory Point
Control code
ocn233549172
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 316 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780425226193
Lccn
2008047659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)233549172

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