Modern Warfare  /  Gulf & Iraq Wars
Death Before Dismount Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781636244754
Pub Date: 15 Sep 2024
Illustrations: 30 images
During the Iraq War, the U.S. Army found itself in a very similar situation to the 1st Air Mobile Cavalry Division during the Vietnam Conflict—facing an enemy who knew the terrain and was determined to fight for their cause.
The Devil's Playground Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781636244716
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Illustrations: ~50 photographs
“The Devil’s Playground” was anything south of the second canal to the men of Charlie Company’s 2nd Platoon—Two Charlie—during their 2009–2010 deployment to the Arghandab River Valley in Afghanistan. The valley had been a notorious hot spot throughout history, with the Russians unable to maintain a foothold in the 80s and Coalition forces now facing the same problem during Operation Enduring Freedom.The Two Charlie paratroopers deployed as part of the 2-508th PIR, Two Fury, of the 82nd Airborne Division, but always seemed to be on their own.
In Strange Company Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781636243948
Pub Date: 15 Nov 2023
Illustrations: 15-30 illustrations
The decision to not deploy reoriented, trained Iraqi divisions and other allied forces in numbers significant enough to adequately stabilize the situation in Iraq in 2003–04 resulted in significant shortages of manpower and equipment that eventually led to a less-than-satisfactory ending to the campaign, and significantly challenged the entire Coalition effort in the first year of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The roles and missions assumed by allies were vitally important in the under-resourced effort to bring order to the chaos of Iraq but would remain relatively unheralded throughout most of the campaign.Colonel Tiso’s account of this time offers unique insights into the challenges of planning the Iraqi campaign and the intricacies and challenges of multinational service through the lens of his assignments as a war planner at U.
Battle Scars Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781636243559
Pub Date: 05 Aug 2023
Illustrations: 40-50 b/w photographs plus captioning
The most eye-opening, and terrifying, story in Chip Reid's career as a journalist was the six weeks he spent with 3d Battalion, 5th Marines, during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, as a correspondent for NBC News. Traveling shoulder-to-shoulder with the young Marines, he had unparalleled access, witnessing them in combat, and interviewing as many as he could persuade his bosses to put on air, allowing them to tell their war stories in their own words. It took only 22 days for the Marines of 3/5 to fight their way to Baghdad, but the effects on those who fought have lasted a lifetime.
First Fights in Fallujah Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9781636243184
Pub Date: 15 May 2023
Illustrations: B/W and colour photographs
In March 2004, the unprovoked ambush, killing and desecration of the bodies of American civilian security contractors in Fallujah, Iraq, caused the National Command Authorities in Washington, DC. to demand that the newly arrived Marine Expeditionary Force there take action against the perpetrators and other insurgent forces. Planned Stability and Support Operations were cast aside as insurgent fighters dared the Marines to enter Fallujah.
Burning Horizon Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781636242972
Pub Date: 15 Feb 2023
Illustrations: B/W and colour
Codenamed Operation Telic, the British component of the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was the largest gathering of British troops since the Second World War. Whilst the British public prepared for the worst as its soldiers were facing weapons of mass destruction, most servicemen and women were under no illusion that they were invading Iraq to rid the people of Saddam Hussein.While much has been said about WMD and Tony Blair’s government, not nearly enough has been heard from those men and women that took part in Operation Telic.
Hell in the Streets of Husaybah Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781636241500
Pub Date: 28 May 2022
Illustrations: 30 photographs
During the April 2004 fights throughout Iraq, most media attention was focused on the city of Fallujah. However, at the same time, out on the border with Syria in and around the city of Husaybah, fighting was equally intense. This book tells the story of that period through many first-person accounts of intense fighting in the town of Husaybah, Iraq, during.