12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under Following the September 11 attacks, Task Force Dagger, including CIA paramilitary officers and a US Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha 595 12 member team, are sent to Afghanistan. They join forces with General Abdul Rashid Dostum of the Northern Alliance to help conduct unconventional warfare against Taliban forces. The movie is based on Doug Stanton’s non-fiction book Horse Soldiers.
Director: Nicolai Fuglsig
Writers: Peter Craig, Doug Stanton
Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Elsa Pataky, Taylor Sheridan