Artifacts

Afghan Saddle

Artifact Details

The saddles officers used were wooden, which was a challenge to use for long journeys.

Joint CIA and US Military Special Forces teams inserted into Afghanistan found the local terrain challenging. The joint US teams and their Afghan military allies found local transportation networks offered opportunities American forces had not enjoyed in over a century: cavalry charges.  But these were commonplace in the campaign. A CIA communications officer obtained this saddle for the CIA Museum with the assistance of an Afghan colleague who was killed a month later.

Artifact Specs

50 cm x 48 cm x 34 cm
(L x W x H)

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The saddles officers used were wooden, which was a challenge to use for long journeys.