12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers Quotes

Doug Stanton
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Besides, these guys didn’t surrender. They fought to the death. / Die fighting and you went to paradise.”
-- Narrator (Prologue)

Importance: Mitchell knew that the Taliban did not believe in surrendering but instead believed that when they died fighting they would go to paradise. It was because of their belief system that Mitchell had his doubts the surrender of the 600 Taliban was sincere. He suspected they were being tricked.

Several days later, for the first time in American history, President Bush approved a plan using Special Forces as the lead element in the war in Afghanistan.”
-- Narrator (Part One)

Importance: Even though the higher-ups in the military had frowned upon using Special Forces in the past, they decided that the unconventional war they were facing called for this unconventional team of soldiers.

When they captured a Taliban bunker, they scooped up precious grenades and stuffed their suit coat pockets full of stray rounds. They drove the captured...
-- Narrator (Part Two)

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