An Untold Story of American Valor
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
The heartbreaking and inspiring story of one of America's deadliest battles during the war in Afghanistan, acclaimed by critics everywhere as a classic.
*Soon to be a major motion picture from Millennium Films*
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.
From Publishers Weekly
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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.
MAJOR, US ARMY (Retired)
As always, our troopers performed their duties in a magnificent manner without regard to their leadership's failures. Jake did an excellent job telling their story!
Modern warfare classic....
Excellent read from beginning to end. I was active duty USMC and a US Army Ranger grad. The stories of these men are like so many who've gone before - and those who will someday walk the path. Brothers one and all. Well done.