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Gentlemen Bastards - On the Ground in Afghanistan With America's Elite Special Forces

Kevin Maurer

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Genres:

History

Description:

Until the war in Iraq, the Special Forces were the military's counterinsurgency experts. Their specialty was going behind enemy lines and training insurgent forces. In Afghanistan, they toppled the Taliban by transforming Northern Alliance fighters into cohesive units. But in the almost nine years since, Special Forces units have forgone their previous mission, instead focusing on offensive raids. With time running short, the Green Berets are going back to their roots and have started to focus on training Afghan security forces and building an Afghan government one village at a time. Award-winning journalist Kevin Maurer traveled with a Special Forces team in Afghanistan, finding out firsthand the inside story of the lives of this elite group of highly trained soldiers. He witnessed the intense brotherhood built upon the Special Forces' rigorous selection process and arduous training that makes them the smartest soldiers on the battlefield. He also discovered the boredom of chasing an elusive enemy and managing third world cops and the infighting that occurs between teammates and other units. Nine years after the start of the Afghan war, Maurer delivers a compelling account of modern warfare and of a fighting force that is doing everything in its power to achieve victory on a complex twenty-first-century battlefield.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mike Chamberlain

Length:

7h 48m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:44


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

30:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

26:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:21


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:26


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

00:48