from The Blaze:
Operation Eagle Strike III was supposed to be a single-day military strike, but it ended up erupting into a violent, nine-day clash between elite U.S. forces and the Taliban in the heart of one of Afghanistan’s most turbulent areas.
And as the chaos unfolded, journalists Mike and Carlos Boettcher, a father and son duo, were deep in the trenches alongside embattled U.S. troops. Mike, a veteran war journalist, had covered conflicts many times before — but there was something very different about this face-off.
“The next time you thank an American in uniform you’ll know what the hell you’re thanking them for.”
“In 34 years of war reporting it was the most intense fight I have witnessed,” Mike told TheBlaze in a recent interview.
The harrowing battle that began March 28, 2011 is featured in “The Hornet’s Nest,” a documentary that covers the Boettchers’ experience on the battlefield.
Watch the trailer below (caution: violence):