Title: Special Forces – War on Terrorism in Afghanistan. Five hundred commandos to win a war: The Coalition’s Special Forces in the Afghanistan conflict.
Author: Micheletti, Eric
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 2003
Cover: Hard Cover without Dust Jacket (Laminated Boards) – 176 pages
Comments: The war in Afghanistan was “won” by less than five hundred members of the British and American Special Forces and CIA agents, in only forty-nine days from the time they landed in Afghanistan until the fall of Kandahar, signaling the end of the Taliban regime.
This was the first time that a conventional war was won thanks to the action of a few hundred commandos. And the other coalition Special Forces also played important roles, especially the British SAS and SBS, but also their Australian counterparts, as well as commandos from northern Europe: Norwegians, Danes and Germans. Although the French Special Forces teams were absent at the beginning, they landed in Afghanistan to fight along side the coalition forces during the summer of 2003.
Includes coverage on the Australian Special Air Service Regiment.