The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor (Hardcover)

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Jake Tapper is the senior White House correspondent for ABC News. He is the host "Political Punch with Jake Tapper," a web show the gives an inside look at the White House, and appears regularly on "Good Morning America," "Nightline," and "World News with Diane Sawyer." Prior to joining ABC News, he was the national correspondent for Salon.com and was a columnist for TALK Magazine. He has written for The New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and The Weekly Standard, among many other publications. He is author of Down and Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency. He lives in Washington, D.C.
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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ISBN 9780316185394
Genre HISTORY / Military / Afghan War (2001-)
Format Hardcover
Pages 673
Publisher Date 2012-11-13 00:00:00.0
Publisher Little Brown & Co
Copyright Year 2012
Height 10.0 in
Wdth 6.5 in
Thickness 2.0 in
Unit weight 2.1 lb
Language English
Subtitle An Untold Story of American Valor
Audience General/trade
Authors Tapper, Jake
Country of Origin United States

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    Great book. Talk about a no win situation! FUBAR is a perfect word for this from the get-go. Brave Joe's making the best of a mess.

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