The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bogopea - LibraryThing
It was hard for me to continue reading this book but as I did so it became so compelling I could not stop reading it. Our soldiers are incredible heroes and Jake Tapper honestly portrayed the true grit of America's finest. Read full review
The OutpostUser Review - Jim E. - Overstock.com
Great book. Talk about a no win situation! FUBAR is a perfect word for this from the getgo. Brave Joes making the best of a mess. Read full review