12 Strong

This is based o a true story based shortly after 9/11 (September 11, 2001). It is about 12 men who go to Afghanistan to fight the Taliban. The main objective is to make sure that 9/11 didn’t happen again. 


The history of Afghanistan has been a long one plagued by war, religion and so forth. In 1978 the Marxist coup and Soviet War. The Soviet war lasted 7 years and ended when the Soviet’s pulled out leaving it wide open for civil war. After all the wars this left Afghanistan a mess. Thus enter the Taliban and the Nothern Alliance. 

The battle between these two forces would last for years, where the Tabilban would come out on top. Thus opening the door for the well funded Al-Quaeda network, thus leading up to 9/11. Afghanistan was a breeding ground for terrorists. 

12 Strong 

Focus on the US Military response to 9/11 and it was just recently declassified.  Capt Mitch Nelson leads a U.S. Special Forces team into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. They have to forge a partnership with the Northern Alliance to take down the Tabilban and its al-Qaida. The U.S. Military was outgunned and outnumbered. But they needed to make sure that the enemy that takes no prisoners doesn’t establish the foothold they need. 

My Opinion 

This show was a very good one. I enjoyed it. I love shows like this, especially the ones like this show. The true type. This is a true story and it took amazing courage, and determination to not fail at any costs. I would recommend this show to anyone. 


This came out on January 19, 2018, and I went to see it on Feb. 17, 2018. 

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