Military history

Not A Good Day To Die: The Untold Story of Operation Anaconda

Not A Good Day To Die: The Untold Story of Operation Anaconda

Award-winning combat reporter Sean Naylor reveals how close American forces came to disaster in Afghanistan against Al Qaida—after easily defeating the ragtag Taliban that had sheltered the terrorist organization behind the 9/11 attacks.

At dawn on March 2, 2002, over two hundred soldiers of the 101st Airborne and 10th Mountain Divisions flew into the mouth of a buzz saw in Afghanistan's Shahikot Valley. Believing the war all but over, U.S. military leaders refused to commit the extra infantry, artillery, and attack helicopters required to fight the war's biggest battle— a missed opportunity to crush hundreds of Al Qaida's fighters and some of its most senior leaders.

Cast of Characters - Glossary

Prologue

Chapter 1. IPB

Chapter 2. REACTION TO CONTACT

Chapter 3. TAKUR GHAR

Chapter 4. WINDING DOWN

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INTERVIEWEES

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