By U.S. Government,U.S. Military,U.S. Marine Corps (USMC),Department of Defense (DoD),Nathan S. Lowrey

ISBN-10: 148258655X

ISBN-13: 9781482586558

This undertaking all started virtually 10 years in the past, a month after the terrorist assaults on eleven September 2001. Drawn from a number of assets, the account displays the mixed efforts of 3 comparable, but self sustaining, endeavors to rfile Marine operations in Afghanistan in the course of the commencing days of Operation Enduring Freedom. In November 2001, after it turned obvious tremendous Marine strength was once approximately to be dedicated to the continuing crusade, heritage and Museums department started to gather a small box documentation workforce to accompany the working forces as legit observers. The team—consisting of 2 box historians, a strive against photographer, and a strive against artist—intended to gather records, catch photographs, behavior interviews, and assemble artifacts that will support to maintain, current, and advertise Marine Corps history.

In early December, presently after Naval Expeditionary activity strength fifty eight seized target Rhino in southern Afghanistan, Headquarters Marine Corps directed that the sphere background detachment subscribe to a provisional strive against overview crew then forming in Quantico, Virginia. Modeled at the conflict evaluation workforce deployed throughout the Gulf warfare, the platoon-sized association used to be a Marine Corps strive against improvement middle initiative to guage and enhance the Marine Corps' warfighting functions. After numerous iterations, this attempt developed into ultra-modern Marine Corps middle for classes Learned.

This monograph is greater than the tale of Marine expeditionary operations in Afghanistan. It describes who our nation's enemies are; how the United States grew to become excited about the worldwide warfare on Terrorism; and the way the Marine Corps struggled to obtain a big function in Operation Enduring Freedom, in addition to the activities of Marines and sailors who helped prosecute the air and flooring campaigns opposed to Taliban and al-Qaeda forces. within the latter regard, we see the fifteenth Marine Expeditionary Unit, already ahead deployed on eleven September 2001, able to behavior a noncombatant evacuation operation, safe a ahead working base, or offer a brief response strength for joint unique working forces carrying out the preliminary offensive motion of the warfare. The fifteenth Marine Expeditionary Unit then mixed with the twenty sixth Marine Expeditionary Unit and quick maneuvered from the Mediterranean to shape a provisional Marine expeditionary brigade referred to as Naval Expeditionary job strength fifty eight. operating at the same time below the path of U.S. primary Command's land and maritime part commanders and in organization with joint designated operations forces, Brigadier normal James N. Mattis and his strength launched into a chain of operations in southern Afghanistan. those incorporated, yet weren't restricted to, setting up ahead working Base Rhino, interdicting enemy strains of communications alongside street 1, occupying Kandahar foreign Airport, securing the yankee embassy in Kabul, detaining numerous hundred prisoners of conflict, and assisting exact operations forces in the course of a variety of delicate web site exploitation and unique reconnaissance missions. The monograph additionally describes the thirteenth Marine Expeditionary Unit's speedy reinforcement of Coalition forces in the course of Operation Anaconda, basically days after activity strength 58's disbandment.

Prologue * Soviet-Afghan conflict and past * bankruptcy 1 * the worldwide battle on Terrorism * bankruptcy 2 * Operation Enduring Freedom * bankruptcy three * notable again * bankruptcy four * altering Plans * bankruptcy five * Naval Expeditionary activity strength fifty eight * bankruptcy 6 * Operational Maneuver from the ocean * bankruptcy 7 * Operation quick Freedom * bankruptcy eight * Concurrent and allotted Operations at ahead working Base Rhino * bankruptcy nine * Interdiction Operations * bankruptcy 10 * career and Exploitation Operations * bankruptcy eleven * Concurrent and dispensed Operations at Kandahar * bankruptcy 12 * Tora Bora * bankruptcy thirteen * delicate web site Exploitation and safeguard Missions * bankruptcy 14 * Winding Down * bankruptcy 15 * Marines in the course of Operation Anaconda * Epilogue * a brand new Beginning

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