When the US were looking at answers to solve the problems in Afghanistan they were drawn to the success of the Royal Dutch Armed forces in the rugged province of Uruzgan, the Dutch credited the success in that province to their approach of diplomacy, development and defence. ¬They neglected to mention their Australian allies. Now can be revealed for the first time the Australian unit that was behind the Dutch success and the story of modern Australian soldiers in a harsh, uncompromising war. Afghan Sun is a compelling account of modern Australian soldiers living and fighting during the Summer Fighting Season of 2008 in Uruzgan province. Opening the door on Australia’s involvement in Afghanistan, we are able to glimpse for the first time how the war has been managed and conducted from the perspective of one of the commanders on the ground.