Victory Point: Operations Red Wings and Whalers - The Marine Corps' Battle for Freedom in Afghanistan by Ed Darack

Victory Point: Operations Red Wings and Whalers - The Marine Corps' Battle for Freedom in Afghanistan

by Ed Darack

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The Riveting untold story of the Marine missions that led to free elections in Afghanistan.
In late June 2005, media sources recounted the tragic story of nineteen U.S. special operations personnel who died at the hands of insurgent / terrorist leader Ahmad Shaha and the lone survivor of Shahas ambushadeep in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan. The harrowing events of Operation Red Wings marked an importantayet widely misreportedachapter in the Global War on Terror, the full details of which the public burned to learn.
"Victory Point" reveals the complete, as-yet untold, story of Operation Red Wings (often mis-referenced as aOperation Redwinga), and the follow-on mission, Operation Whalers. Together, these two U.S. Marine Corps operations (that in the case of Red Wings utilized Navy SEALs for its opening phase) unfurl not as a mission gone terribly wrong, but of 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 2nd Battalion of the 3rd Marine Regiment in the summer of 2005, Afghanistan was able to hold free elections that Fall. Here is the inspiring true account of heroism, duty, and brotherhood between Marines fighting the War on Terror.

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Weight: 0.85 lbs

ISBN-10: 042523259X

ISBN-13: 9780425232590

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