Operation Eagle Strike III

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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):

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Brent, aka The Common Constitutionalist, is a Constitutional Conservative, and advocates for first principles, founders original intent and enemy of progressives. He is former Navy, Martial Arts expert. As well as publisher of the Common Constitutionalist blog, he also is a contributing writer for Political Outcast, Godfather Politics, Minute Men News (Liberty Alliance), Freedom Outpost, the Daily Caller, Vision To America and Free Republic. He also writes an exclusive weekly column for World Net Daily (WND).

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