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A wonderful reveal on the good that the resourceful, intelligent American soldier can do. Over a one year tour, the Green Beret's established Camp Blessing in the volatile Pech Valley, Afghanistan, and actually won the hearts and minds of the Afghani's of that area. Fry was in charge and expertly describes the challenges he and his men faced.

My thanks to Ronald Fry for his outstanding service in the field and generating this needed work of first person history.
Slow but fascinating
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Martin Kitchen has done a fantastic job re-evaluating the life and "legacy" of Albert Speer. Kitchen is clearly a Speer hater and doesn't buy into the "technocrat" manager persona polished by Speer in his memoirs. Nevertheless, Kitchen's research, documentation, command of subject, conclusions, and vocabulary are impressive. Highly recommended for those with literary stamina.
The Outpost by Jake Tapper stands next to The Forever War by Dexter Filkins as a must-read for citizens wanting to know about the terrain, culture, peoples, and complexities of the war in Afghanistan. In turns haunting, inspiring (Rob Yllescas), frustrating, bewildering, and depressing, Tapper presents a stiff dose of reality with outstanding attention to detail and professional writing skill. I am indebted to Jake Tapper for researching and writing this important slice of American history in a manner that reveals both the power and honor among brothers in arms and the the complexities of cultures on a distant continent.

 
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6.012 Patron-Generated Content

04/27/2011
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