Taliban safari : one day in the Surkhagan Valley

Darling, Paul (Paul Thomas), author

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  • Creator Paul Darling
  • Format Books
  • Publication Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2019]
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource
  • ISBNs 9780700627851, 0700627855, 9780700627844, 0700627847
  • OCLC on1097960882


  • "Inspired by Alexander Solzhenitsyn's novel One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Taliban Safari describes a long, exhausting day in June of 2009, when US Army Major Paul Darling set off with two teams on a mission to track down and kill Taliban insurgents in the Zabul Province of southeastern Afghanistan. Darling describes the mundane realties of deployed life--waiting, heat, heavy gear, food--along with the challenges: gaining the trust of the Afghans with whom he fights; adapting to an unfamiliar culture; pursuing an elusive and poorly organized enemy; and providing leadership in sometimes chaotic conditions"-- Provided by publisher.


  • Start point -- Line of departure -- Movement to contact -- Dismounted patrol -- Charge! -- High noon -- Surkhagan rules -- 9-line -- The humbling river -- Miles to go -- The final mission
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