CMH Pub 70-100-1, Paper
2005; 417 pages, maps, illustrations, glossary, index
GPO S/N: 008-029-00431-3
The purpose of Weapon of Choice is to share stories about Army special-operations soldiers with the general American public, to show what various elements achieved during the war to drive the Taliban from power and to destroy al-Qaeda and Taliban strongholds in Afghanistan as part of the global war on terrorism. The aim is not to resolve Army special-operations doctrinal issues, to clarify or update military definitions, or to be the "definitive" history of the continuing unconventional war in Afghanistan. Rather, the aim is to demonstrate how the war to drive the Taliban from power, to help the Afghan people, and to assist the Afghan Interim Authority rebuild the country afterwards was successfully accomplished by majors, captains, warrant officers, and sergeants on tactical teams and aircrews at the lowest levels.