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History Afghan War (2001-)

No Ordinary Men

Special Operations Forces Missions in Afghanistan

by (author) Bernd Horn

foreword by General T.J. Lawson

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2016
Category
Afghan War (2001-), General, Canada
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554884407
    Publish Date
    Oct 2009
    List Price
    $35.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459724105
    Publish Date
    Feb 2016
    List Price
    $24.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459724143
    Publish Date
    Feb 2016
    List Price
    $8.99

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The first in-depth book that sheds light on Canada’s elite warriors who operate in the shadows.

In 2001, the Canadian government sent elements of its Joint Task Force 2 counterterrorist unit to Afghanistan to assist the Americans with Operation Enduring Freedom and the global war on terror. Withdrawn a year later, after a brief hiatus JTF 2 returned to Afghanistan in 2005, beginning a continuous tour of duty for Canadian Special Operation Forces (CANSOF) up to the cessation of Canadian combat operations in 2011. This book reveals six untold special operations that CANSOF personnel undertook in their desperate struggle in the shadows to capture or kill Taliban leaders, facilitators, and bomb-makers, as well as efforts to mentor Afghan National Security Forces from 2005 to 2011. The missions highlight that the nation’s SOF were no ordinary men.

About the authors

Colonel Bernd Horn, an experienced Canadian Forces infantry officer, is currently chief of staff of the Land Forces Development and Training System. Dr. Horn is also an adjunct professor of history at the Royal Military College and has authored, co-authored, or edited 28 books. Some of his recent publications are Fortune Favours the Brave and Show No Fear. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.

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Editorial Reviews

a important and valuable contribution to the record of Canada’s military experience in Afghanistan

T. Robert Fowler, author of Combat Mission Kandahar

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