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|Description:||xv, 683 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 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.
Analyzing the consequences of decisions, large and small, is what makes Tapper's book so important...for those wishing to understand the middle years of the war, they could do no better than to read
- 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 -- Nūristān (Province)
- Afghanistan -- Nuristan Region.