American Spartan the promise, the mission, and the betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant by Ann Tyson

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Subjects:

  • Counterinsurgency,
  • Campaigns,
  • Pushtun Participation,
  • United States,
  • Commando operations,
  • Afghan War, 2001-,
  • United States. Army. Special Forces,
  • History

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementAnn Scott Tyson
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS371.43.G36 T87 2014
The Physical Object
Pagination376 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Number of Pages376
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27160284M
ISBN 100062114980
ISBN 109780062114983
LC Control Number2013042359
OCLC/WorldCa795757586

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