Boots on the Ground by Dick Camp
The Fight to Liberate Afghanistan from Al-Qaeda and the Taliban, 2001-2002

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Boots on the Ground is a narrative account of the American war to free Afghanistan from al Qaeda and the Taliban. Author Dick Camp uses extensive firsthand accounts that bring the text alive. Camp’s exciting narrative covers the origins of American combat involvement in the country as well as the post-9/11 campaigns that initially brought victory over al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan. In an incisive epilogue, he describes how we let victory in Afghanistan slip away to fight a war in Iraq.



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Dick Camp retired from the Marine Corps as a full colonel following twenty-six years of service. He is now a vice president of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation working at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. He is the author of seven previous books, most recently The Battle for the City of the Dead. Colonel Camp lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Published January 15, 2012 by Zenith Press. 320 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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A specific, technical study of the U.S. military’s special operations against al-Qaeda in Afghanistan in the weeks after 9/11.

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He reports that for Christmas and the December holidays, he and fellow Toys for Tots work­ers “provided toys, skivvies and a food allotment for 1,200 East Pasco families, and something like 4,000 tots.” BOOTS ON THE GROUND: The Fight To Liberate Afghanistan From Al-Qaeda and the Taliban, 2001-2...

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While Bin Laden’s attack on the United States was based on his extreme Islamic views, Camp explains how his launching the attack from Kandahar was due to reasons dating back to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 and subsequent U.S.-Pakistan-Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI)-Central Intelli...

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