Lions Of Kandahar: The Story Of A Fight Against All Odds

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For the military enthusiasts out there, you may not want to miss out on this incredible account on one of America’s most critical battles of the Afghan War! Authors Rusty Bradley and Kevin Maurer have certainly out done themselves in their latest book entitled “Lions of Kandahar: The Story of a Fight Against All Odds.” Amazon.com wrote that the piece is an “inside account from the unique perspective of an active-duty U.S. Army Special Forces commander, an unparalled warrior with multiple deployments to the theater who has only recently returned from combat there.”

His accounts are fresh, vivid, real and raw. Bradley’s Special Forces A-team witness NATO’s Operation Medusa (largest offensive in history) battled their opponents.

The book’s description read:

“Bradley recounts the whole remarkable story as it actually happened. The blistering trek across Afghanistan’s infamous Red Desert. The eerie traces of the elusive Taliban. The close relations with the Afghan people and army, a primary mission focus. Sperwan Ghar itself: unremitting waves of fire from machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades; a targeted truck turned into an inferno; the death trap of a cut-off compound. Most important: the men, Americans and Afghans alike—the “shaky” medic with nerves of steel and a surgeon’s hands in battle; the tireless sergeant who seems to be everywhere at once; the soft-spoken intelligence officer with laser-sharp insight; the diminutive Afghan commander with a Goliath-sized heart; the cool maverick who risks all to rescue a grievously wounded comrade—each unique, all indelible in their everyday exercise of extraordinary heroism.”

U.S. Navy (ret.) and actor Marshall R. Teague said, “I have this book three times and I am still chilled to the bone with every word. In Lions of Kandahar, you will be riveted by the unabridged action of our real-life military heroes. It took a group of exceptional individuals to accomplish Operation Medusa. We as a nation can only pray we have half the guts and fortitude given selflessly every day on our behalf by the Army Special Forces.”

Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and author of “Thunder Run: The Armored Strike to Capture Baghdad”, David Zucchino remarked, “This is a riveting tale, told from the front lines of the secret war against the Taliban. Lions of Kandahar is the definitive account of a modern Special Forces mission — a must read for anyone hoping to understand the harsh realities of the Afghan conflict.”

Amazon.com

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