12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.
The True Story of the Army's Special Forces "Green Berets", who within weeks responded to the 9-11 attack. Green Berets, with the help of the 160th SOAR(A), took over the country and allowed other Special Forces and the rest of the conventional military to begin the more publicly visible war.Written by
Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum was quoted as saying, "I asked for a few Americans, they brought with them the courage of a whole Army", according to Robert Young Pelton in his March 2002 "National Geographic Adventure" article "The Legend of Heavy D and the Boys". Pelton was the only journalist with the Green Beret and CIA team whose story is featured in "Horse Soldiers" See more »
In the description the warlord is called an Afghani. Afghani is the name of the currency of Afghanistan. A person from Afghanistan is called an Afghan. See more »
This story presents itself as a true story, but rest assured, it is not. Imagine a PG-13 Rambo riding on a horse and destroying rocket launchers, tanks and an army of 15.000 soldiers and you've got this movie basically. The Afghani are all cannon fodder, equal to the Rambo series.
Now why the 7 stars? Because of the action. Just sit back, relax and enjoy this total piece of fiction that has been marketed as a true story to draw in hordes of Americans. The action is pretty good, despite its silliness.
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