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|Description:||xi, 673 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||Book 1. "With your shield 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 ; Buddy ; "Don't go down that way" --
Book 2. 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?" ; Balloons ; 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 --
Book 3. 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" ; Get something up! ; "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.
"This is a narrative, not a polemic, and Tapper patiently lays out the history of what happened at Keating in a gripping, forceful style...[T]his unadorned, powerful account challenges the purposes
- Kamdesh, Battle of, Afghanistan, 2009.
- Combat Outpost Keating (Afghanistan)
- Afghan War, 2001- -- Campaigns -- Afghanistan -- Nuristan (Region)
- Counterinsurgency -- Afghanistan -- Nuristan (Region)
- Military campaigns.
- Afghanistan -- Combat Outpost Keating.
- Afghanistan -- Nuristan Region.