In March 2002 a combined special operations and
conventional forces operation took place in Afghanistan to destroy
al-Qaeda and Taliban forces in the Shahi-Kot Valley and Arma Mountains
southeast of Zormat. The area was located between the two cities of
Gardez and Khowst, Afghanistan.
Map of OBJ Remington (map by USAF)
Internet Web Resources about Operation Anaconda
Operation Anaconda by Wikipedia
2002. Operation Anaconda: An Overview of the
10th MTN Veets - Operation Anaconda on Facebook
Videos about Operation Anaconda
Operation Anaconda: The Battle of Roberts'
Ridge, by History Lives On, published on YouTube.com on June 25,
Rescue on Roberts Ridge, by Stone
Phillips, Dateline, NBC News, 2006.
Books about Operation Anaconda
Grau, Lester W. and Dodge Billingsley,
Operation Anaconda: America's First Major Battle in Afghanistan,
University Press of Kansa, November 2011.
Sean Naylor, Not a Good Day to Die: The
Untold Story of Operation Anaconda, available on Amazon.com.
Papers and Reports about Operation Anaconda
(listed in chronological order)
Operation Anaconda Overview, Duke
University, November 2013.
Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan: A Case
Study of Adaption in Battle, by Richard Kugler, Case Studies in
Defense Transformation Number 5, Department of Defense, 2007.
Operation Anaconda, Security Studies
Program Seminar, Massachusetts Institute of Techonology (MIT), by Sean
Naylor, March 22, 2006.
Operation Anaconda Case Study, College
of Aerospace Doctrine, Research and Education, Maxwell AFB, Alabama,
November 13, 2003.
Kraft, Captain Nelson G., "Lessons Learned From a
Light Infantry Company During Operation Anaconda", Infantry
Magazine, Summer 2002.
Soldiers Recount Anatomy of Operation
Anaconda, ABC News.
News Reports on Operation Anaconda
September 12, 2012.
"Afghanistan War - Operation Anaconda", Armed Forces History
September 9, 2012.
"The Battle of Roberts Ridge", Defense Media Network.
March 2, 2003.
"The Lessons of Anaconda", by Sean Naylor, The New York Times.
March 20, 2002.
"Afghanistan: U.S., Canadian Troops Reflect on Fighting in Operation
Anaconda", Radio Free Europe.
March 19, 2002.
"U.S. Commander: Anaconda Was a Success", Fox News. MG
Frank Hagenbeck said that while Operation Anaconda was over, al-Qaeda
and the Taliban would still be actively pursued throughout Afghanistan.
General Tommy Franks, CENTCOM commander, called the operation a success
despite claims that most of the enemy fighters got away.
March 4, 2002.
"Operation Anaconda costs 8 U.S. lives", CNN.com.