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The Resource Operation Medusa : the furious battle that saved Afghanistan from the Taliban, Major General (Ret'd)David Fraser and Brian Hanington

Operation Medusa : the furious battle that saved Afghanistan from the Taliban, Major General (Ret'd)David Fraser and Brian Hanington

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Operation Medusa : the furious battle that saved Afghanistan from the Taliban
Title
Operation Medusa
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the furious battle that saved Afghanistan from the Taliban
Statement of responsibility
Major General (Ret'd)David Fraser and Brian Hanington
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eng
Summary
"David Fraser, the Canadian in charge of the joint military command in Kandahar Province in Afghanistan, tells the real on-the-ground story of one of NATO's bloodiest, most decisive and misunderstood operations: The battle of Panjwayi, the defining moment of "Operation Medusa." In 2006, David Fraser was the Canadian general in charge of the joint military command in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Like the troops under his command, he was in no way ready for what happened on Friday, September 1st of that year. He had been woken the night before by his intelligence officers who informed him that the Taliban were amassing on all fronts for an all-out battle. The NATO Alliance was about to engage the enemy in the greatest and bloodiest battle of their 70-year history. And they were grossly outnumbered. The facts of Operation Medusa have themselves been the casualties of war. At first deliberately withheld as classified, then muddied by imprecise and isolated personal accounts, exaggerated by rumour, misstated by ambition, or just rejected outright as irrelevant, the details of these events are still unknown by citizens of Canada and her allies. And yet the truth about those 15 agonizing days between September 2 and 17 is astounding. The secret agreements made in those two weeks, the expected death toll of Canadian soldiers, the wholesale changes to tactics made after the first engagement, the strafing of Charles Company by an American A-10, the contribution of the Afghan police, the genius of the Dutch artillery, the discovery of drugs, the extent of unreported civilian casualties, and even Canadian and Allied reliance on the insights of village elders were classified and kept from public knowledge. And yet in international military circles, the Battle of Panjwayi was quickly hailed as the defining moment of Operation Medusa. Canadians were credited with nothing less than saving Afghanistan from falling under Taliban rule. Our military's strategy and tactics were soon studied in warfare colleges in the U.S., and practiced by NATO troops in exercises around the world. Canada's reputation as a contributor to allied defence was once again revered. There is no one architect of Operation Medusa, a theme deeply embedded in David Fraser's first-hand account, but if anyone really had to point to the one person who could tell this incredible story, it is the Canadian General in charge of the joint military command"--
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Fraser, David
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illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Hanington, Brian
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  • International Security Assistance Force (Afghanistan)
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • Operation Medusa, 2006
  • Afghan War, 2001-
Target audience
general
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Operation Medusa : the furious battle that saved Afghanistan from the Taliban, Major General (Ret'd)David Fraser and Brian Hanington
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
2 cm
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780771039300
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • pr01302692
  • (CaOWLBI)pr01302692
  • 406619
Label
Operation Medusa : the furious battle that saved Afghanistan from the Taliban, Major General (Ret'd)David Fraser and Brian Hanington
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
2 cm
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780771039300
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • pr01302692
  • (CaOWLBI)pr01302692
  • 406619

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