Toppling the Taliban air-ground operations in Afghanistan, October 2001/June 2002

The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks caught the United States without a plan for military operations in Afghanistan. In less than 30 days, the Department of Defense created a plan that involved an unprecedented combination of special operations forces (SOF), Afghan fighters, and airpower. Opera...

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Main Authors: Perry, Walt L., Kassing, David (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Santa Monica, CA RAND [2015], 2015
Series:Research report (Rand Corporation) ;
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Summary:The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks caught the United States without a plan for military operations in Afghanistan. In less than 30 days, the Department of Defense created a plan that involved an unprecedented combination of special operations forces (SOF), Afghan fighters, and airpower. Operations were initiated on October 7, and Afghanistan's Taliban government was toppled in less than two months. An interim administration was installed on December 22, and civil-military operations began. This report describes the preparations for Operation Enduring Freedom at CENTCOM and elsewhere, Army operations and support activities, building a coalition, and civil-military operations in Afghanistan through the end of June 2002. The research used contemporary records and interviews with key participants to gain authoritative perspectives on events and issues
Physical Description:1 online resource
ISBN:0833086839
9780833086846
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0833086847
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