Outpost An Untold Story of American Valor

ISBN-10: 031618540X

ISBN-13: 9780316185400

Edition: 2013

Authors: Jake Tapper

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At 5:58 AM on October 3rd, 2009, Compound 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.
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List price: $23.50
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 10/22/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Author's Note
Prologue: Focus
"With Your Shield or on It"
Roll Call: 3-71 Cav and Others
Every Man an Alexander
"Major Joe Fenty, Hard Worker"
Like Just Another Day on the Range
War, Fate, and Wind
"This Whole Thing Is a Bad Idea"
Maybe That's Just the Wind Blowing the Door
Monuments to an Empire's Hubris
Hill 2610
"This Will Happen to You"
The Abstract Threat of Terror
The Enemy Gets a Vote
Matthias the Macedonian and the LMTV
The 7-31
"Don't Go Down That Way"
Two in the Chest, One in the Head
Roll Call: 1-91 Cav and Others
Roll Call: 6-4 Cav and Others
"There's Not Going to Be Any Ice Cream"
"Bulldog-Six, Where Are You?"
If You're the Enemy, Please Stand Up
"We Will Go to Kamdesh Next"
Chess with No Rules
After He Finished Washing the Blood Off
What Was Wrong with Kaine Meshkin
The Puppies
Pericles in Kamdesh
Enemy in the Wire: The End of Combat Outpost Keating
Roll Call: 3-61 Cav
The General's Competing Considerations
The Deer Hunters
Send Me
Elevator Ride
"Wish Me Luck"
"They've Got an RPG Pointed Right at Me"
Taking This Bitch Back
The Apaches
The Fundamentals
Blood and Embers
The Long Walk Down
Saint Christopher
Two Purple Hearts and Just One Scar
Glossary and Military Terms
Notes and Sourcing
An Important Note and Some Thanks
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