|Breeding Ground: Afghanistan and the Origins of Islamist Terrorism - Beginning with the Communist Saur Revolution of 1978 and continuing through Gen. David Petraeus’s 2010 appointment replacing Stanley McChrystal as commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, this book is an inside account of one of the most vicious conflicts fought between the two
Cold War superpowers: the Soviet war in Afghanistan (1979–89). Analyzing the behind-the-scenes decisions made in Moscow, Washington, and Kabul, former BBC correspondent Deepak Tripathi shows how that conflict transformed Afghanistan into a sanctuary for terrorist.
|Seal Of Honor, Operation Red Wings and the life of Lt. Michael P.
Murphy, USN - Lieutenant Murphy, the leader of a Navy SEAL squad,
was killed during a fierce battle against the Taliban on a remote
mountainside in the Kongeral Valley of Afghanistan on 28 June 2005. He
was the first to receive the nation s highest military honor for service in
Afghanistan, and the first naval officer to earn the medal since the
Vietnam War. SEAL of Honor tells the story of Lieutenant Murphy s life
and how he came to be the man that Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of
the mission, called the best officer I ever knew, an iron-souled warrior of
colossal, almost unbelievable courage in the face of the enemy.
|Dien Bien Phu:The Epic Battle America Forgot - Dien Bien
Phu is the definitive account of the great, climactic battle in
French Indochina that led to the American commitment to
Vietnam. This is an excellent telling of the story of Dien Bien
Phu by Defense analyst Howard R. Simpson who was an
eyewitness. This book is one not to miss – a definite keeper.
|Heavy Metal: A Tank Company’s Battle to Baghdad ‐ During the
Iraq War, a tank unit with M1A1 Abrams tanks, was literally at
the tip of the U.S. Army’s spear and one of the first elements
into Baghdad. This was Charley Company, commanded by
Capt. Jason Conroy. Journalist Ron Martz was embedded in
the Company and together, Conroy and Martz tell the story of
what went right and what went wrong in Iraq.