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Greetings from Afghanistan, Send More Ammo - Dispatches from Taliban Country

Benjamin Tupper

Captain Benjamin Tupper spent a year in Afghanistan in an Embedded Training Team, tasked with training, leading in combat, and mentoring the Afghan Army to victory against the brutal Taliban. Writing and recording from a remote outpost, Tupper's dispatches were posted on the blog The Sandbox and broadcast on NPR, bringing vivid snapshots of America's longest ongoing war to a wide audience back home. Here, he takes us inside the intricacies of the war, opening up a unique and multifaceted view of both Afghan culture and the daily life of an American soldier. From the rush of gunfire to surreal, euphoric moments of cross-cultural understanding, this emotional and thought-provoking narrative is rich with humor, eloquence, and contradiction. Deeply personal and darkly funny, Tupper illuminates the challenges of the war, vividly bringing to life both the mundane and the extraordinary and seeking a way forward.

Captain Benjamin Tupper spent a year in Afghanistan in an Embedded Training Team, tasked with training, leading in combat, and mentoring the Afghan Army to victory against the brutal Taliban. Writing and recording from a remote outpost, Tupper's dispatches were posted on the blog The Sandbox and broadcast on NPR, bringing vivid snapshots of America's longest ongoing war to a wide audience back home. Here, he takes us inside the intricacies of the war, opening up a unique and multifaceted view of both Afghan culture and the daily life of an American soldier. From the rush of gunfire to surreal, euphoric moments of cross-cultural understanding, this emotional and thought-provoking narrative is rich with humor, eloquence, and contradiction. Deeply personal and darkly funny, Tupper illuminates the challenges of the war, vividly bringing to life both the mundane and the extraordinary and seeking a way forward.
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Captain Benjamin Tupper spent a year in Afghanistan in an Embedded Training Team, tasked with training, leading in combat, and mentoring the Afghan Army to victory against the brutal Taliban. Writing and recording from a remote outpost, Tupper's dispatches were posted on the blog The Sandbox and broadcast on NPR, bringing vivid snapshots of America's longest ongoing war to a wide audience back home. Here, he takes us inside the intricacies of the war, opening up a unique and multifaceted view of both Afghan culture and the daily life of an American soldier. From the rush of gunfire to surreal, euphoric moments of cross-cultural understanding, this emotional and thought-provoking narrative is rich with humor, eloquence, and contradiction. Deeply personal and darkly funny, Tupper illuminates the challenges of the war, vividly bringing to life both the mundane and the extraordinary and seeking a way forward.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Johnny Heller

Length:

5h 3m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

06:01


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

08:40


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

03:01


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

06:14


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

05:51


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

15:13


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

08:31


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

04:14


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

06:34


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

06:25


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

02:28


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

02:44


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

02:37


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

02:23


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

02:35


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

03:29


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

15:18


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

05:42


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

03:30


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

04:25


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

03:47


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

08:11


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

03:12


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

02:30


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

03:39


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

02:43


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

02:08


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

03:34


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

02:57


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

04:24


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

02:55


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

03:42


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

03:33


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

05:30


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

03:48


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

01:34


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

06:14


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

04:54


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

06:27


Part 3, Chapter 39
Part 3, Chapter 39

03:13


Part 3, Chapter 40
Part 3, Chapter 40

02:08


Part 3, Chapter 41
Part 3, Chapter 41

02:41


Part 3, Chapter 42
Part 3, Chapter 42

02:30


Part 3, Chapter 43
Part 3, Chapter 43

05:35


Part 3, Chapter 44
Part 3, Chapter 44

03:33


Part 3, Chapter 45
Part 3, Chapter 45

03:50


Part 3, Chapter 46
Part 3, Chapter 46

03:53


Part 3, Chapter 47
Part 3, Chapter 47

02:19


Part 4, Chapter 48
Part 4, Chapter 48

03:40


Part 4, Chapter 49
Part 4, Chapter 49

01:54


Part 4, Chapter 50
Part 4, Chapter 50

01:43


Part 4, Chapter 51
Part 4, Chapter 51

03:56


Part 4, Chapter 52
Part 4, Chapter 52

01:53


Part 4, Chapter 53
Part 4, Chapter 53

01:43


Part 4, Chapter 54
Part 4, Chapter 54

05:44


Part 4, Chapter 55
Part 4, Chapter 55

01:50


Part 4, Chapter 56
Part 4, Chapter 56

08:12


Part 4, Chapter 57
Part 4, Chapter 57

02:46


Part 4, Chapter 58
Part 4, Chapter 58

03:07


Part 5, Chapter 59
Part 5, Chapter 59

04:26


Part 5, Chapter 60
Part 5, Chapter 60

05:44


Part 5, Chapter 61
Part 5, Chapter 61

05:32


Part 5, Chapter 62
Part 5, Chapter 62

03:20


Part 5, Chapter 63
Part 5, Chapter 63

06:14


Part 5, Chapter 64
Part 5, Chapter 64

03:51


Part 5, Chapter 65
Part 5, Chapter 65

02:11


Part 5, Chapter 66
Part 5, Chapter 66

05:03


Part 5, Chapter 67
Part 5, Chapter 67

01:36


Part 5, Chapter 68
Part 5, Chapter 68

07:39


Part 5, Chapter 69
Part 5, Chapter 69

00:23