Combat Studies Institute (CSI)

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With the Taliban threatening Kandahar City in the summer of 2009, the Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry – part of the first Stryker brigade combat team to deploy to Afghanistan – mounted a series of actions to destroy insurgent power in the region. Strykers in Afghanistan tells the story of the battalion's initial operations, focusing on the difficult fight for control of the Arghandab River Valley, a Taliban safehaven in which the terrain proved as challenging as the enemy.


 

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