Imperial Grunts - The American Military on the Ground-logo

Imperial Grunts - The American Military on the Ground

Robert D. Kaplan

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History

Description:

In this landmark book, Robert D. Kaplan, veteran correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly and author of Balkan Ghosts, shows how American imperialism and the Global War on Terrorism are implemented on the ground, mission by mission, in the most exotic landscapes around the world. Given unprecedented access, Kaplan takes us from the jungles of the southern Philippines to the glacial dust bowls of Mongolia, from the forts of Afghanistan to the forests of South America-not to mention Iraq-to show us Army Special Forces, Marines, and other uniformed Americans carrying out the many facets of U.S. foreign policy: negotiating with tribal factions, storming terrorist redoubts, performing humanitarian missions and training foreign soldiers. In Imperial Grunts, Kaplan provides an unforgettable insider's account not only of our current involvement in world affairs, but also of where America, including the culture of its officers and enlisted men, is headed. This is the rare book that has the potential to change the way readers view the men and women of the military, war, and the global reach of American imperialism today. As Kaplan writes, the only way to understand America's military is "on foot, or in a Humvee, with the troops themselves, for even as elites in New York and Washington debated imperialism in grand, historical terms, individual marines, soldiers, airmen, and sailors-all the cultural repositories of America's unique experience with freedom-were interpreting policy on their own, on the ground, in dozens upon dozens of countries every week, oblivious to such faraway discussions. . . . It was their stories I wanted to tell: from the ground up, at the point of contact." Never before has America's overarching military strategy been parsed so incisively and evocatively. Kaplan introduces us to lone American servicemen whose presence in obscure countries is largely unknown, and concludes with a heart-stopping portrait of marines in the first battle in Fallujah. Extraordinary in its scope, beautifully written, Impe

Language:

English

Narrators:

Scott Brick

Length:

9h 17m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

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Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:09


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:56


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:20


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:46


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:13


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:13


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:40


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:59


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:04


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:50


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:12


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:41


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:11


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:26


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:11


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:33


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:22


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:48


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:35


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:22


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:25


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:59


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:59


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:15


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:44


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:43


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:29


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:59


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:12


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:55


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:58


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:55


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:03


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:07


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:06


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:58


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:02


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:24


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:39


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:25


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:20


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

01:47


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

02:02


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:14


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:11


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:23


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:53


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:43


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:06


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:40


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:38


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:42


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:46


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:23


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:50


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:46


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:44


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:02


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:16


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

02:58


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:20


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:49


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:59


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:21


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:30


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:06


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

02:56


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:24


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:44


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:46


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:59


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:29


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

02:58


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:25


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

02:59


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:21


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:37


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:48


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:05


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:58


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:07


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:39


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:04


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:29


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:58


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:15


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:56


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:04


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:15


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:34


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:48


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:38


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:46


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

03:43


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:03


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:03


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:36


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:26


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:11


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:07


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:27


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

03:52


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:30


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:53


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:53


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:10


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

03:42


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

03:02


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:00


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:45


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:00


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

02:32


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

02:33