The Outpost

The Outpost

An Untold Story of American Valor

Book - 2012
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Traces the October 2009 attack on Combat Outpost Keating by Taliban forces near the Pakistan border, citing the conflict's status as one of the deadliest battles for U.S. forces and the controversial subsequent Pentagon ruling that the outpost should nothave been there in the first place.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316185394
0316185396
Branch Call Number: 958.104 TAP 2012
Characteristics: 673 p

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Daveinportland
Aug 26, 2016

I thought it was a good book. But it is a story about, of all things, the outpost. It's not someone;s recollections of their tour or a biography or anything like that. It explains the history of the outpost, the main battle and the actions of the soldiers. This is the type of military books that I enjoy reading.

JCLMELODYK Apr 29, 2013

I was unable to sink my teeth into this book but it has received so many solid reviews I would like to revisit it someday. I was such a huge fan of The Good Soldiers, Jarhead and The Last Journey and I was expecting the same experience with The Outpost. Outpost read more like a Congressional Report and I found myself stumbling along unable to find the heartstrings that tugged so strongly at me in The Good Soldiers.

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SEBoiko
Jun 17, 2013

Too much information can be as worth less as none.

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