An Untold Story of American Valor
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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.
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.
Having spent time in Afghanistan and the FOBs mentioned, I agree that this is a very riveting and accurate account of the Service Members that served there. It was a very easy read and hard to put down once I started.
This was an excellent read, and hard to put down. I'm a Vietnam war veteran, and a student of Military tactics. It was very hard for me to understand how could the Army brass put this outpost in harms way!
My thanks to Mr. Tapper for bringing this excellent story of this group of American hero's to print.