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The Warriors of Anbar: The Marines Who Crushed Al Qaeda--the Greatest Untold Story of the Iraq War
 

The Warriors of Anbar: The Marines Who Crushed Al Qaeda--the Greatest Untold Story of the Iraq War (Hardback)

By Darack, Ed
Foreword by Donnellan USMC, Colonel James E.

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In the tradition of The Chosen Few, a riveting, gritty account of the single Marine battalion that routed the fanatic fighters of Al-Qaeda in Iraq in dangerous Anbar province When the 2nd Battalion of the 3rd Marine Regiment (known as 2/3 ) arrived in Iraq five years to the day a...fter 9/11, they were sent to a little-known swath of sparsely-populated desert called the Haditha Triad in Anbar province. It was the center of the most intense terrorist activity in Iraq--and it was being carried out by the well-organized and fearsome Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). Into this cauldron 2/3 was thrown and given a nearly impossible double-sided mission: eradicate the enemy and build trust with the local population. After six months of grueling and exhausting battle -- and the loss of twenty-four brave, dedicated fighters -- the warriors of 2/3 had utterly crushed the enemy and brought stability and hope to the region. In vivid, you-are-there style, The Warriors of Anbar takes readers onto the front lines of one of the most incredible stories to come out of America's war in Iraq--the story of how one Marine battalion decisively wielded the final, enduring death strike to Al-Qaeda in Iraq. Despite its historical importance, the full story of 2/3 in Iraq has remained untold -- until now.
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ISBN 9780306922657
Released NZ 14 Jan 2020
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780306922657
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Imprint Da Capo Press Inc
Released 14 Jan 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Darack, Ed
Foreword by Donnellan USMC, Colonel James E.
Category True Stories: War / Combat / Elite Forces
Asian / Middle Eastern history: postwar, from c 1945 -
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 232mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 956.70443
Weight 460g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Iraq War, 2003-2011 - Campaigns
NBS Text True Military / Combat Stories
ONIX Text General/trade

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