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No Ordinary Men
Special Operations Forces Missions in Afghanistan
By (author): Colonel Bernd Horn Foreword by: General T.J. Lawson
9781459724105 Paperback, Trade English General Trade HISTORY / Military / Afghan War Afghanistan Feb 20, 2016
$24.99 CAD
Active 6 x 9 x 1 in 288 pages 49 Colour illustrations, glossary, Index, 10 B&W illustrations Dundurn
The first in-depth book that sheds light on Canada’s elite warriors who operate in the shadows.

In 2001, the Canadian government sent elements of its Joint Task Force 2 counterterrorist unit to Afghanistan to assist the Americans with Operation Enduring Freedom and the global war on terror. Withdrawn a year later, after a brief hiatus JTF 2 returned to Afghanistan in 2005, beginning a continuous tour of duty for Canadian Special Operation Forces (CANSOF) up to the cessation of Canadian combat operations in 2011. This book reveals six untold special operations that CANSOF personnel undertook in their desperate struggle in the shadows to capture or kill Taliban leaders, facilitators, and bomb-makers, as well as efforts to mentor Afghan National Security Forces from 2005 to 2011. The missions highlight that the nation’s SOF were no ordinary men.

  • Colonel Bernd Horn is an experienced Canadian Forces officer.
  • This is previously classified information on Canadian special forces operations.
  • Tells an impressive story of the officers serving in the Canadian special forces.
  • Reveals four previously secret Canadian special ops missions against the Taliban in Afghanistan.
  • Gives a deep and uniquely privileged view of Canada's anti-terror legacy, and its ongoing efforts.

Colonel Bernd Horn is a retired Regular Force infantry officer and military educator. Dr. Horn has authored, co-authored, or edited more than forty books, including No Easy Task: Fighting in Afghanistan and No Lack of Courage: Operation Medusa, Afghanistan. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.

a important and valuable contribution to the record of Canada’s military experience in Afghanistan - T. Robert Fowler, author of Combat Mission Kandahar

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