Friday, May 1, 2015

Book Review: ENDURING FREEDOM, ENDURING VOICES: U.S.Operations in Afghanistan.


  • Series: General Military
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing; First Edition edition (January 20, 2015)
  • ISBN-10: 1782008292
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782008293

AMAZON'S Description: "Enduring Freedom, Enduring Voices places the first-hand accounts of serving men and women into the context of the military operations. Drawing on gripping oral histories, from theater commanders, Special Forces troops, reconstruction teams, and everyday soldiers, Michael G. Walling analyzes operations as they were experienced by individuals, from those immediately following 9/11 through to those in 2014 as US troops prepared to withdraw. Written following a research trip to the region, in which the author spent considerable time embedded with the US forces, Walling's unique and intensely personal history offers a timely insight into the conflict as the majority of NATO forces are withdrawn – the final chapter in the story of US military operations in Afghanistan.

He also charts the evolution of US military structure as it was forced to adapt to cope with the non-conventional, but nonetheless deadly threats of asymmetric warfare, as well as detailing covert ops, infrastructure rebuilding, and the training of Afghan forces.

Resonating across gender, age, nationality, and ethnicity, this book is not just a document of US fortunes in a far-flung conflict. It is a  tribute to the determination, heroism, sacrifice, and the strength of the human spirit."


  1. Huge error! Operation Rock Avalanche was conducted by the 173rd Airborne, not the 82nd. How do you get Medal of Honor recipient Sal Guinta's story wrong?

  2. We are not the authors or publishers. If you perceive a factual error we'd appreciate concise contra facts/sources right here in the comments. We will try to pass them to the editors, author, and publisher. Thank you for posting, hopefully in the mean time readers will be aware of a potential fact conflict. But we could use more facts. Use as many comment sections as you need to tell your view. Again many thanks for posting. If provided with some more detail we will try to follow up.-Johnas Presbyter, Editor AAB Books, not "Enduring Freedom"...