Imperial Grunts: On the Ground with the American Military, from Mongolia to the Philippines to Iraq and Beyond
A fascinating, unprecedented first-hand look at the soldiers on the front lines on the Global War on Terror. Plunging deep into midst of some of the hottest conflicts on the globe, Robert D. Kaplan takes us through mud and jungle, desert and dirt to the men and women on the ground who are leading the charge against threats to American security. These soldiers, fighting in thick Colombian jungles or on dusty Afghani plains, are the forefront of the new American foreign policy, a policy being implemented one soldier at a time. As Kaplan brings us inside their thoughts, feelings, and operations, these modern grunts provide insight and understanding into the War on Terror, bringing the war, which sometimes seems so distant, vividly to life.
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Great insightUser Review - idorapark - Borders
into the intellectual and psychological strength of foot soldiers in special operations and the important humanitarian works they do to contribute to global stability. Read full review
Imperial grunts: the American military on the groundUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Journalist Kaplan, author of his own unique brand of geopolitical travel books (e.g., Balkan Ghosts), has written the first of two projected volumes on the American soldiers tasked with serving their ... Read full review