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Operation Anaconda

Lester W. Grau

Operation Anaconda

America"s first major battle in Afghanistan

by Lester W. Grau

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Published by University Press of Kansas in Lawrence, KS .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Campaigns,
  • Afghan War, 2001-,
  • Operation Anaconda, 2002

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Other titlesAmerica"s first major battle in Afghanistan
    StatementLester W. Grau and Dodge Billingsley
    ContributionsBillingsley, Dodge
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS371.4123.O64 G73 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25026229M
    ISBN 109780700618019
    LC Control Number2011038048

      This report has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction. Operation Anaconda, conducted in the Shahikot Valley of Afghanistan during early March , was a complex battle fought in rugged mountainous terrain under difficult : Progressive Management. Get this from a library! Operation Anaconda: America's first major battle in Afghanistan. [Lester W Grau; Dodge Billingsley] -- "Long before it became 'Obama's War, ' the long-running conflict in Afghanistan was launched by President George W. Bush in retaliation for the 9/11 attacks on the United States. Only a .

    Martin 'Jock' Wallace MG, born in of Scottish ancestry, grew up in Tamworth, New South Wales, and enlisted in the Australian Army in at the age of seventeen. He was a member of Signals Squadron and served as a signalman with the Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) when he was awarded the Medal for Gallantry (MG) for his actions on 2 March during Operation Anaconda .   Operation Anaconda took place in early March in the Shahi-Kot Valley and Arma Mountains southeast of Zormat, operation was the first large-scale battle in .

    Operation Anaconda was the first large-scale Army combat operation that was carried out as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. This operation included joint efforts by Special Operations and multinational partners who worked together in the Shahi Kot Valley in Afghanistan in March (Isherwood, ). The Battle of Takur Ghar was a short but intense military engagement between United States special operations forces and al-Qaeda insurgents fought in March , atop Takur Ghar mountain in the U.S. side, the battle proved the deadliest entanglement of Operation Anaconda, an effort early in the War in Afghanistan to rout al-Qaeda forces from the Shahi-Kot Valley and Arma.


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Operation Anaconda by Lester W. Grau Download PDF EPUB FB2

Looking at Operation Anaconda within Task Force Operation Anaconda book is an excellent observation of the interaction between an Operations center and the battlefield. The author presents his figures in fleshed out personality sketches that give you a grasp of their personalities without bogging down the narrative.

The officer with "the worst case of acid re Cited by:   As an added bonus, the authors also include with the book a documentary on DVD that features interviews with soldiers who fought in Anaconda, provides additional information concerning major phases of the battle, and presents insightful commentary by Grau and by Billingsley, who Operation Anaconda book on the ground with U.S.

forces for the by: 1. I read this book as a source for a research paper for an online course. Having said that, I would have read it had it caught my on a store shelf and I bought it.

It was an interesting book; it has a lot of information crammed into it in regard to Operation Anaconda in early /5. This was a great book detailing Operation Anaconda. It's apparent the author did a lot of research, and interview quotes from the people involved are seamlessly integrated throughout the text.

The book is incredibly thorough, describing how everything ended up the way it did and why. The author seemed to give a very objective assessment about /5.

Launched as part of Operation Anaconda–a hammer-and-anvil plan to smash Taliban al Qaeda in eastern Afghanistan –the taking of Takur Ghar would offer U.S. forces a key strategic observation post. But the enemy was waiting, hidden in a series of camouflaged trenches and bunkers–and when the Special Forces chopper flared on the peak to land.

OPERATION ANACONDA: LESSONS LEARNED, OR LESSONS OBSERVED. by Major David J. Lyle, USAF, 82 pages. Operation Anaconda, a subordinate operation to Operation Enduring Freedom inwas notable for difficulties in integrating US air and ground forces in order to bring combat power to bear on a stronger than originally anticipated foe.

Operation Anaconda, conducted in the Shahikot Valley of Afghanistan during early Marchwas a complex battle fought in rugged mountainous terrain under difficult conditions. The battle ended as an American victory at the cost of eight U.S.

military personnel killed and more than Operation Anaconda was an outgrowth of earlier events during the war in Afghanistan. Major U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan—Operation Enduring Freedom—began October 7,less than one month after the September 11 terrorist strikes against the United States.

In endeavoring to topple the Taliban government and destroy al Qaeda. Operation Anaconda of Afghanistan An Analysis,Amrica attack at Afghanistan by Muhammad Zubair,Introduction, Objective of Operation Anaconda, Why Strategists named it as “Operation Anaconda”?, How significant is the technical level in analyzing U.S strategy in Operation Anaconda?, Significance of Technical level in analyzing Operation Anaconda, At Intelligence level.

Mr. Naylor talked about his book, [Not a Good Day to Die: The Untold Story of Operation Anaconda], published by Berkley.

Operation Anaconda took place March 2. Berkeley Books, pages ISBN Operation Anaconda was the largest battle fought by American conventional forces in Afghanistan. It took place in a remote valley at very high altitude where the thin air hampered helicopter operations and the lack of oxygen sometimes wore.

Command refused to commit the forces required to achieve total victory in Afghanistan. Instead, they delegated responsibility for fighting the war's biggest battle-one that could have broken Al Qaeda and captured Osama bin Laden-to a hodge-podge of units thrown together at the last moment.

At dawn on March 2,America's first major battle of the 21st century began.4/5(9). OPERATION ANACONDA CASE STUDY 13 November Written By: Major Edgar Fleri, USAF Colonel Ernest Howard, USAF Jeffrey Hukill, Doctrine Analyst. Operation Anaconda and Beyond provides a controversial look at events that have affected the United States and many other countries throughout the world since the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center and the United States fictional book was written before most of the events had actually taken place and details the fate of modern day's two most terrifying men.4/4(1).

The estimates were wrong. Operation Anaconda, which ended on Malasted more than two weeks. The operation ran into problems from the start. Operation anaconda was US operation against the Taliban. The operation took place in the Shahi-Kot Valley and Arma Mountains southeast of Zormat.

This operation was the first large-scale battle in the United States War in Afghanistan since the Battle of Tora Bora in December The operation consisted of 1, airlifted U.S. troops and 1, pro-government Afghan militia battled.

Sean Naylor, a senior writer for the Army Times, has covered the Afghan mujahideen's war against the Soviets, and American military operations in Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Afghanistan, and coverage of Operation Anaconda earned him the White House Correspondents' Association's prestigious Edgar A.

Poe Award. Naylor was named one of the 22 most influential “unsung” print Reviews: Operation Anaconda had its origins when SOF units realized on or about February 10 that al Qaeda forces were congregating in and around the Shahikot Valley, thereby creating the opportunity for a strike operation.

TF MOUNTAIN was assigned to the impending operation and coordinated with the various ground participants per standard doctrine. Task Operation Anaconda Introduction Operation Anaconda is a military assignment that was taken by the US army in an effort to eliminate Al-Qaeda fighters.

The army encountered many challenges in their fight, including minimum support from most political leaders, frustrating weather conditions, and few soldiers in their camp.

With this information, Naylor wrote his second book, Not a Good Day to Die: The Untold Story of Operation Anaconda, published in Inhis book Relentless Strike: The Secret History of Joint Special Operations Command was published by St.

Martin's Press. Bibliography. Donnelly, Thomas, Sean Naylor, and Walter J. Boyne. Operation Anaconda, to this day, stands as the largest reported ground action in the Afghan war.

This day battle led to eight U. S. casualties and over 50 wounded. Operation Anaconda is viewed as a success due to coalition forces being able to kill and root out several hundred Taliban and al Qaeda fighters, which left U.

S. and coalition.conduct of Operation Anaconda, the final and largest battle in the initial invasion of Afghanistan after the attacks of Septem It was a complex operation set in a place and against an enemy that Americans have struggled – to this day – to comprehend.

This is a story of.Get this from a library! Operation Anaconda: lessons for Joint Operations. [Richard L Kugler; National Defense University. Center for Technology and National Security Policy.] -- Drawing upon interviews with commanders and non-commissioned officers, this study offers lessons and observations that can be learned from the battle and applied to future joint endeavors.