When U.S. Army Ranger Sean Parnell's platoon was ordered to root out Pakistani-based insurgents from a mountain valley along the Eastern Afghan Frontier, he and his forty men thought they would be facing a ragtag bunch of armed civilians - an assumption that almost got them killed. On May 7, 2006, what started out as a routine patrol through the lower mountains of the Hindu Kush became a lethal ambush. Barely surviving the attack, Parnell's men realized that they were facing the most professional and seasoned force of light infantry the U.S. Army had encountered since the end of World War II. Well-trained, heavily armed, cunning, and ferociously courageous, the insurgents also displayed consummate tactical skill. They had studied the soldiers' communication patterns and equipment, and knew their capabilities-and severe limitations. What followed was sixteen months of continuous battle in which Parnell's "Outlaw Platoon" killed more than 350 enemy combatants. During countless clashes on the border, the platoon discovered the truth about our Pakistani "allies" and the extent of their military involvement against U.S. forces in Afghanistan. In five of the largest battles along the border since the war began, waves of insurgents attempted to overrun Parnell's platoon with the avowed intent of beheading him and his men. Each time, Parnell's men held them off. But the cost was high: over eighty percent was wounded in action - a rate not seen since Gettysburg. Despite these daunting odds, Parnell's men displayed unparalleled bravery. "Outlaw Platoon" is the story of those sixteen months, a gripping narrative of how close combat reshaped the lives of Parnell and his men, and how the love and faith they found in each other kept them alive.
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Descrizione libro William Morrow, 2012. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: A riveting story of American fighting men, Outlaw Platoon is Lieutenant Sean Parnell's stunning personal account of the legendary U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division's heroic stand in the mountains of Afghanistan. Acclaimed for its vivid, poignant, and honest recreation of sixteen brutal months of nearly continuous battle in the deadly Hindu Kesh, Outlaw Platoon is a Band of Brothers or We Were Soldiers Once and Young for the early 21st centuryan action-packed, highly emotional true story of enormous sacrifice and bravery. A magnificent account of heroes, renegades, infidels, and brothers, it stands with Sebastian Junger's War as one of the most important books to yet emerge from the heat, smoke, and fire of America's War in Afghanistan. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0062066390
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