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Hog Pilots, Blue Water Grunts - The American Military in the Air, at Sea, and on the Ground

Robert D. Kaplan

In this extraordinary book, Robert D. Kaplan lets readers experience up close the American military worldwide in the air, at sea, and on the ground: flying in a B-2 bomber, living on a nuclear submarine, and traveling with a Stryker brigade on missions around the world. Provided unprecedented access, Kaplan moves from destroyers off the coast of Indonesia to submarines in the central Pacific, from simulated Iraqi training grounds in Alaska to technology bases in Las Vegas, from army and marine land forces in the heart of the Sahara Desert, to air bases in Guam and Thailand and beyond. Hog Pilots, Blue Water Grunts provides not only a riveting ground-level portrait of the Global War on Terrorism on several continents, but also a gritty firsthand account of how U.S. soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen are protecting sea-lanes, providing disaster relief, contending with the military rise of China, fighting the war in Iraq, and crafting contingency plans for war with North Korea and Iran. Expanding on Kaplan's acclaimed Imperial Grunts, the first volume of his exploration of the American military, which "offers the reader an enlightened way to understand what is happening in the world" (San Francisco Chronicle), Hog Pilots, Blue Water Grunts shifts focus to the Pacific, where emerging Asian powers present vexing diplomatic and strategic challenges to U.S. influence. In this volume, Kaplan completes his analysis of army Special Forces and the marines, while also taking readers into the heart of the myriad tribal cultures of the air force, surface and subsurface navies, and the regular army's Stryker brigades. Kaplan goes deep into their highly technical and exotic worlds, and he tells this story through the words and perspectives of the enlisted personnel and junior officers themselves-men and women who, as he writes, have "had their national identities as Americans engraved in sharp bas-relief." This provocative and illuminating book, like Imperial Grunts before it, not only conveys the vast scope of America's

In this extraordinary book, Robert D. Kaplan lets readers experience up close the American military worldwide in the air, at sea, and on the ground: flying in a B-2 bomber, living on a nuclear submarine, and traveling with a Stryker brigade on missions around the world. Provided unprecedented access, Kaplan moves from destroyers off the coast of Indonesia to submarines in the central Pacific, from simulated Iraqi training grounds in Alaska to technology bases in Las Vegas, from army and marine land forces in the heart of the Sahara Desert, to air bases in Guam and Thailand and beyond. Hog Pilots, Blue Water Grunts provides not only a riveting ground-level portrait of the Global War on Terrorism on several continents, but also a gritty firsthand account of how U.S. soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen are protecting sea-lanes, providing disaster relief, contending with the military rise of China, fighting the war in Iraq, and crafting contingency plans for war with North Korea and Iran. Expanding on Kaplan's acclaimed Imperial Grunts, the first volume of his exploration of the American military, which "offers the reader an enlightened way to understand what is happening in the world" (San Francisco Chronicle), Hog Pilots, Blue Water Grunts shifts focus to the Pacific, where emerging Asian powers present vexing diplomatic and strategic challenges to U.S. influence. In this volume, Kaplan completes his analysis of army Special Forces and the marines, while also taking readers into the heart of the myriad tribal cultures of the air force, surface and subsurface navies, and the regular army's Stryker brigades. Kaplan goes deep into their highly technical and exotic worlds, and he tells this story through the words and perspectives of the enlisted personnel and junior officers themselves-men and women who, as he writes, have "had their national identities as Americans engraved in sharp bas-relief." This provocative and illuminating book, like Imperial Grunts before it, not only conveys the vast scope of America's
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In this extraordinary book, Robert D. Kaplan lets readers experience up close the American military worldwide in the air, at sea, and on the ground: flying in a B-2 bomber, living on a nuclear submarine, and traveling with a Stryker brigade on missions around the world. Provided unprecedented access, Kaplan moves from destroyers off the coast of Indonesia to submarines in the central Pacific, from simulated Iraqi training grounds in Alaska to technology bases in Las Vegas, from army and marine land forces in the heart of the Sahara Desert, to air bases in Guam and Thailand and beyond. Hog Pilots, Blue Water Grunts provides not only a riveting ground-level portrait of the Global War on Terrorism on several continents, but also a gritty firsthand account of how U.S. soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen are protecting sea-lanes, providing disaster relief, contending with the military rise of China, fighting the war in Iraq, and crafting contingency plans for war with North Korea and Iran. Expanding on Kaplan's acclaimed Imperial Grunts, the first volume of his exploration of the American military, which "offers the reader an enlightened way to understand what is happening in the world" (San Francisco Chronicle), Hog Pilots, Blue Water Grunts shifts focus to the Pacific, where emerging Asian powers present vexing diplomatic and strategic challenges to U.S. influence. In this volume, Kaplan completes his analysis of army Special Forces and the marines, while also taking readers into the heart of the myriad tribal cultures of the air force, surface and subsurface navies, and the regular army's Stryker brigades. Kaplan goes deep into their highly technical and exotic worlds, and he tells this story through the words and perspectives of the enlisted personnel and junior officers themselves-men and women who, as he writes, have "had their national identities as Americans engraved in sharp bas-relief." This provocative and illuminating book, like Imperial Grunts before it, not only conveys the vast scope of America's

Language:

English

Narrators:

Don Leslie

Length:

8h 51m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:57


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:19


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:01


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:51


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:03


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:22


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:20


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:30


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:17


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:51


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:43


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:31


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:08


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:06


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:56


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:25


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:38


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:06


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:40


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:43


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:20


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:38


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:01


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:56


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:47


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:47


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:24


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:35


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:28


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:51


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:09


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:56


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:44


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:39


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:19


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:21


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:36


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:18


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:21


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:31


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:36


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:20


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:34


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:40


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:00


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:57


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:10


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:01


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:02


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:50


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:22


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:16


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:26


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:34


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:05


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:26


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:51


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:20


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:13


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:50


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:11


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:18


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:13


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

02:20


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

02:18


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:24


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:43


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:02


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:51


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

02:46


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:12


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:58


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:04


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:12


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:45


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:32


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:14


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:30


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:38


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:08


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:11


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:09


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:43


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

02:33


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:11


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:34


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:59


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

02:38


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:57


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:26


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:41


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:42


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:37


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:52


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:16


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:45


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:22


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:01


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:08


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

02:38


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:31


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

02:59


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:07


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:02


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:55


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:54


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:26


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:05