Afghanistan was lost early on due to a lack of clear objectives and cloudy rules of engagement. Lack of coordination between the Army and the Marine Corps (really? is that STILL happening?) didn't help either. It also doesn't help that we keep trying to postage stamp democracy onto countries and cultures that are not ready... Whatever. Let's hope history will acknowledge at our motives were pure (about the nation building) and that we've learned some lessons about inter service support (as opposed to ass covering).
This was a really great story. The only drawback was McLarty repeatedly saying "Corzeman". As a former corpsman (pronounced core man) I found this distracting. I understand that the former pronunciation is used but not by anyone in the military.
This is a great book. It is to bad about what actually happened but it shows how incompetant some people are in our Military and how things get covered up. People should be held responsible for what they do or do not do. They are depended on and that should carry a price.
I have already recommended this book to friends. The level of detail took me right there with 'Ko'.
Have not read the book, but audio is excellent
Matterhorn, brave, brave young men at war. The joy, the loss, the waste
He was able to take me to the battelfield. Not as strong toward the end.
Yes, when Dakota felt he had failed. I know an officer who sent men into battle and personal he took the losses. We are so blessed to have these men represent us
The performance was excellent. I thought the performer caught the essences of who he was portraying.
The content powerfully caught the sense of brotherhood felt by those who are in combat. The battle scenes were heart breaking as brave men tried to overcome impossible odds against remote commands indifference to their plight. The behavior of remote and high command during and after the battle was most infuriating and damning.
A great story of brotherhood and bravery - well worth the listen.
This book really shows the crap that front line Marines have to do with a Bad rear support.How that bad support turned a ood Marine into a great Marine with a cost
The ability of Dakota Meyer and the other Marines to overcome their fear and accomplish their mission is incredible.
It is impossible to pull away from listening to the battle from start to finish.
He isn't a character but Dakota Meyer is very interesting.
The bureaucracy surrounding the command and control structure there was infuriating. It was like the IRS and DMV were leading the war.
Learning a soldiers daily life on the front lines.
His audio kept it gripping.
A break was needed as the tension mounted.
Our Military is a miracle and so proud to stand behind them as I am not in front of them.
Thank you for the education most never learn.
The trueth in this book is a common thread that runs through all the War's in History!
I don't rank 5 stars for books, except this one. As an ex Marine it rang so very true, and sad.
The Captain who never received his just due!
Yes, I could not turn this Book off. I listened from start to finish, listening to Bing West's last chapter 3 times.
Any combat soldier or Marine will like this book, especially the wrap up. John