Review: Horse Soldiers–The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan

5 Star, War & Face of Battle

Horse SoldiersRead with the Two CIA Books, June 11, 2009

Doug Stanton

Others have provided ample reader substance on the book itself.

I strongly recommend the following two books as contextual reading:
First In: An Insider’s Account of How the CIA Spearheaded the War on Terror in Afghanistan
Jawbreaker: The Attack on bin Laden and al-Qaeda: A Personal Account by the CIA’s Key Field Commander

Also:
Never Surrender: A Soldier’s Journey to the Crossroads of Faith and Freedom
Kill Bin Laden: A Delta Force Commander’s Account of the Hunt for the World’s Most Wanted Man

For an understanding of what SOF were/are up against in general terms:
Afghanistan’s Endless War: State Failure, Regional Politics, and the Rise of the Taliban
Afghan Guerrilla Warfare: In the Words of the Mujahideen Fighters
Phantom Soldier: The Enemy’s Answer to U.S. Firepower
Tactics of the Crescent Moon: Militant Muslim Combat Methods