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Horse Soldiers–Where Horses Still Rule the Battlefield

For those of you who think cyber-intel and technology are the tools of war, read Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton. What an eye-opener. Here’s an excerpt:horse

“…the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who…rode to war on horses against the Taliban. Outnumbered forty to one, they pursued the enemy across mountainous terrain and…captured the city of Mazar-i-Sharif…essential if they were to defeat the Taliban. The bone-weary American soldiers were welcomed as liberators, and overjoyed Afghans thronged the streets. Then the action took a wholly unexpected turn. During a surrender of six hundred Taliban troops, the Horse Soldiers were ambushed. Dangerously outnumbered, they fought for their lives…”

Two things about this excerpt caught my writer’s eye:

  • Horses? Now that sounds like fiction. How can I add that sort of creative thinking to my techno-thrillers?
  • Greeted as liberators? Wasn’t that Paris in WWII? I didn’t hear about that on the news. What else am I missing?

Here’s a video that speaks to these brave soldiers:

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One thought on “Horse Soldiers–Where Horses Still Rule the Battlefield

  1. Do you know, Ezekiel 38 and 39 talks about armies riding upon horses. Jer 6:23 says ‘They will lay hold on bow and spear; They [are] cruel and have no mercy; Their voice roars like the sea; And they ride on horses, As men of war set in array against you, O daughter of Zion.” ‘
    Good title, must read your book, soon. Good Luck

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