Based on Doug Stanton’s non-fiction book Horse Soldiers, 12 Strong follows the members of US Army Special Forces “Task Force Dagger”, who arrived in Afghanistan just weeks after the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. On arrival, the soldiers encounter inhospitable terrain, forcing them to travel on horseback, and a Northern Alliance of disparate feuding tribes, less interested in helping fight the Taliban than in wiping out each other.
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