Blog Archives

The True Story of Marine Special Operations Team 8222

by Michael Golembesky The unforgiving Afghan winter has settled upon the twenty-two men of Marine Special Operations Team 8222, call sign Dagger 22, in the remote and hostile river valley of Bala Murghab, Afghanistan. The Taliban fighters in the region

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Military History, Modern History

Inside a Prison Cell with Sheikh Ahmed Ashoush

by Shadi Hamid What does it look like to come of age in the Muslim Brotherhood, to find yourself skipping classes and revolting against the state? In an organization that prioritized the principle of “listening and obeying,” how did Muslim

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Contemporary History, Modern History

JSOC Missions From Masirah: Taliban Missions in Afghanistan

JSOC

by Sean Naylor The vastness of the moonless night sky swallowed the turboprop drone of the four blacked-out Combat Talons high above Pakistan’s Baluchistan province. Headed north, the planes crossed into Afghan airspace at about 11 p.m., October 19. Skimming

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Military History

Nick Irving: For a Sniper, Timing is Everything

Nick Irving

by Nick Irving Timing is Everything: from the book Way of The Reaper As soon as we were on the tarmac of the airfield, mortar rounds came in on our position. I (Nick Irving) thought again about our HVT and

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Military History

Hiding CIA Operations: The Attack on Khowst

Khowst

by Douglas Laux Attack on Khowst Forward Operating Base Chapman was located just outside the town of Khowst, in an area controlled by the Taliban, close to the border with Pakistan. Named after Special Forces sergeant Nathan Chapman—the first US

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Military History
CLOSE SIGN UP

Sign up for The History Reader Newsletter!

By submitting this form, I agree to receive updates from The History Reader and other communications from Macmillan and its related companies.