03 December 2014

Anniversary: Battle of Tora Bora

Today marks the start of the Battle of Tora Bora.

On December 3, a group of 20 U.S. commandos was inserted by helicopter to support the operation. On December 5, Afghan militia wrested control of the low ground below the mountain caves from al-Qaeda fighters and set up tank positions to blast enemy forces. The al-Qaeda fighters withdrew with mortars, rocket launchers, and assault rifles to higher fortified positions and dug in for the battle

What lessons should we have learned from this battle? How well are we applying them today? Sound off below!

By: Brant

1 comment:

Mad Padre said...

I recall readingv "Not a Good Day to Die," Sean Naylor's book on Op Anaconda, the battle for TB. It seemed more journalism than history, though t was a good read. Anyone know of a better book on the subject?