The Outpost

An Untold Story of American Valor

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Publisher Description

The basis of the film starring Orlando Bloom and Scott Eastwood, The Outpost is the heartbreaking and inspiring story of one of America's deadliest battles during the war in Afghanistan, acclaimed by critics everywhere as a classic.

At 5:58 AM on October 3rd, 2009, Combat Outpost Keating, located in frighteningly vulnerable terrain in Afghanistan just 14 miles from the Pakistani border, was viciously attacked. Though the 53 Americans there prevailed against nearly 400 Taliban fighters, their casualties made it the deadliest fight of the war for the U.S. that year. Four months after the battle, a Pentagon review revealed that there was no reason for the troops at Keating to have been there in the first place.
In The Outpost, Jake Tapper gives us the powerful saga of COP Keating, from its establishment to eventual destruction, introducing us to an unforgettable cast of soldiers and their families, and to a place and war that has remained profoundly distant to most Americans. A runaway bestseller, it makes a savage war real, and American courage manifest.

"The Outpost is a mind-boggling, all-too-true story of heroism, hubris, failed strategy, and heartbreaking sacrifice. If you want to understand how the war in Afghanistan went off the rails, you need to read this book." -- Jon Krakauer

GENRE
Politics & Current Events
RELEASED
2012
November 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
688
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown and Company
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
19.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Jrhubes ,

Amazing

The book was amazing. The author does a great job of describing the hell theses heroes had to endure while everyone knew the position of the base was just plain dumb. It makes me mad that as a taxpayer the money that was wasted in trying to win over the corrupt elders of the village. If the generals and politicians would have used half that money on more assets for the base, there may be more of those brave men around to tell their story. God bless our servicemen and women and their families!

Donnacam ,

The Outpost

Excellent book on the war tactics and strategy.
To understand why these brave soldiers were put in this horrendous position , read Tom Riecks "The Generals".
Tapper gives one of the best narratives of action of any of the many books on this war.

Sertiori ,

Lame

Lame actors and lame scenes

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