Eyewitness to War Volume III: US Army Advisors in Afghanistan: Oral History Series (Paperback)

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Eyewitness to War Oral History Series: US Army Advisors in Afghanistan is the third publication by the Combat Studies Institute that makes exclusive use of oral history. This volume is a product of interviews obtained by the CSI Operational Leadership Experience (OLE) project and our Contemporary Operations Study Team (COST) The interviews used in this volume range from a senior officer who conceptualized the idea for Task Force Phoenix, the Coalition Joint Task Force that execute a broad-based training, mentoring, and assistance program aimed at improving the Afghan National Army's (ANA) ability to field mission-ready operational commands, to embedded transition team members assigned to coach, teach and mentor their ANA counterparts. The interviews are in their own words; they provide frank commentary to a range of topics including pre-deployment training, logistics support, poppy eradication (and some of the corruption they encountered associated with that task) and integration of Special Forces with conventional infantry on operations. As the US Army continues its advisory mission in Afghanistan and in other countries around the globe, the relevancy of US Army Advisors in Afghanistan grows and should be on the reading list for Soldiers tasked with this mission.

About the Author

Mr. Michael G. Brooks retired from the US Air Force in 2003 after having served as an enlisted weather forecaster. Before coming to Kansas to work for the Combat Studies Institute in 2005, he was a technical writer for the US Fish and Wildlife Service in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Brooks has a Bachelor of Science Degree in History from the State University of New York.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781470074210
ISBN-10: 1470074214
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: February 12th, 2012
Pages: 440
Language: English