Trapped in his tiny mountain cabin, she didn’t expect to fall for his big heart. This is highly recommended reading so you can actually see what continues to go on even today in Afghanistan that the average American has forgotten about. "Brilliant, dedicated reporting by a journalist who goes to ground to get the truth. A stunningly painful book to read, but not because the book is not well written. Highly recommend it if you're interested in learning more about the events that lead to the battle of Kamdesh and Medal of Honor recipient Clint Romesha. A wrenching view of the Afghanistan war that brings the conflict into focus. EVERYBODY in the USA needs to read this book and see what is being done in our name. To all who were a part of this story, may God. then you vividly relive the story of the outpost, the soldiers and some of the larger perspective. From the beginning, insurgents sniped, launched rockets, ambushed supply convoys, and sabotaged aid projects. This one is situated in an area the Afghani's themselves consider hardcore and worse than that it sits in the bottom of a valley. The other book I've read about this was. I am a Veteran of Middle East campaigns & from a family of veterans of WWII, Korea, & Viet Nam wars. Tapper could have gotten the point across about the futility of the US Army's presence in Nuristan and the senseless loss of human life that achieved very little without having to exhaustively recount every single detail of the YEARS spent there. Thus far one of my favorite books of military history. My husband was a commander with 6-4 Cav and Rob Yllescas and Dena were personal friends of ours. Too bad he isn’t the slightest bit interested in a city girl like her. where to start. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Tim O'Brien, he is not. Mostly I would say that the problem with this book is that Tapper isn't a very good writer - his descriptions are muddy, his characterizations rely on cliche, and the prose is wooden. This narrative explores the realities of all the soldiers who were stuck in this doomed location of the world. Photographs and maps, as well as letters and e-mails, enhance this incredible account of how this outpost was horribly jeopardized. Reviewed in the United States on June 6, 2016. Though the Americans ultimately prevailed, their casualties made it one of the war's deadliest battles for U.S. forces. Consider first reading, This book was about 300 pages too long. Refresh and try again. Phenomenal story! Jamison Valley #4. This book is like reading "The Things We Carried" or any other war book from any other era. Reading this has evoked many emotions in me. This one is situated in an area the Afghani's themselves consider hardcore and worse than that it sits in the bottom of a valley. There is so much going on in this book you need to know. Procrastination is a situation. As a soldier who was there, I can say Jake Tapper tells our story well. Before his death, he mentored Talon on the Blackblood prophecy and her unique role in it. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Every American should read this book. The series was renewed for a third season in October 2019 which premiered on October 8, 2020. Sure, he wanted the Afghans to have better lives—how could anyone not, after seeing that kind of impoverishment? There was an element of manipulation involved. the absurdity of trying to force pur political system and values on people who find them abhorrent. Something went wrong. " The Wolf died that day in the Blackblood village. Yet it is written with a gripping and fast paced narrative that makes it an. Someone, somewhere, came up with the moronic idea of putting a post in a location so remote, so inaccessible, and so dangerous that many, MANY soldiers lost their lives, unnecessarily, the author shows. Does this book contain inappropriate content? The base, surrounded by mountains, was difficult to defend. If you want to understand how the war in Afghanistan went off the rails, you need to read this book." There was a problem loading your book clubs. The gripping tale of the final brutal battle to prevent a foolishly placed US Army outpost from being overrun by enemy fighters occupies the last quarter of the book. (Nov.) The way the book is organized to the story, it definitely deserves five stars. The Smith will die today, happy to have done some good in this life. " Would this be a good book for a currently deployed solider to read? Mark Bowden managed to achieve in a short article for Vanity Fair what Tapper needed 600 pages to accomplish - a concise and touching story about a battle gone wrong, soldiers sacrificed to achieve objectives that were meaningless in the end, and the very real humans that exist behind all the short blurbs in the news about America's wars: Outpost tells the life of the soldiers that manned one of the many US outposts in Afghanistan. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get there, you have to slog through 500 pages recounting every single minor battle in the area, the location and backstory for every other outpost, the four different squadrons of soldiers that rotated in and out of the outpost, and assorted other unnecessary stories. Just a suggestion if you are interested in reading this book. It is my hope and prayer that many will read this and perhaps come to some understanding of the great and terrible price paid by our troops and their families. I personally enjoyed reading The Outpost and learning the thoughts of many of the officers I served with, who could not be as open about their true thoughts and feelings as they could until after that fact, and also learning of the trials and challenges of the units that replaced mine, and how the war continued to unfold in the remote mountains of Afghanistan that I called home for 16 months.

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