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The Outpost - An Untold Story of American Valor

Jake Tapper

The heartbreaking and inspiring story of one of America's deadliest battles during the war in Afghanistan, acclaimed by critics everywhere as a classic. *Soon to be a major motion picture from Millennium Films* At 5:58 AM on October 3rd, 2009, Combat Outpost Keating, located in frighteningly vulnerable terrain in Afghanistan just 14 miles from the Pakistani border, was viciously attacked. Though the 53 Americans there prevailed against nearly 400 Taliban fighters, their casualties made it the deadliest fight of the war for the U.S. that year. Four months after the battle, a Pentagon review revealed that there was no reason for the troops at Keating to have been there in the first place. In THE OUTPOST, Jake Tapper gives us the powerful saga of COP Keating, from its establishment to eventual destruction, introducing us to an unforgettable cast of soldiers and their families, and to a place and war that has remained profoundly distant to most Americans. A runaway bestseller, it makes a savage war real, and American courage manifest.

The heartbreaking and inspiring story of one of America's deadliest battles during the war in Afghanistan, acclaimed by critics everywhere as a classic. *Soon to be a major motion picture from Millennium Films* At 5:58 AM on October 3rd, 2009, Combat Outpost Keating, located in frighteningly vulnerable terrain in Afghanistan just 14 miles from the Pakistani border, was viciously attacked. Though the 53 Americans there prevailed against nearly 400 Taliban fighters, their casualties made it the deadliest fight of the war for the U.S. that year. Four months after the battle, a Pentagon review revealed that there was no reason for the troops at Keating to have been there in the first place. In THE OUTPOST, Jake Tapper gives us the powerful saga of COP Keating, from its establishment to eventual destruction, introducing us to an unforgettable cast of soldiers and their families, and to a place and war that has remained profoundly distant to most Americans. A runaway bestseller, it makes a savage war real, and American courage manifest.
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The heartbreaking and inspiring story of one of America's deadliest battles during the war in Afghanistan, acclaimed by critics everywhere as a classic. *Soon to be a major motion picture from Millennium Films* At 5:58 AM on October 3rd, 2009, Combat Outpost Keating, located in frighteningly vulnerable terrain in Afghanistan just 14 miles from the Pakistani border, was viciously attacked. Though the 53 Americans there prevailed against nearly 400 Taliban fighters, their casualties made it the deadliest fight of the war for the U.S. that year. Four months after the battle, a Pentagon review revealed that there was no reason for the troops at Keating to have been there in the first place. In THE OUTPOST, Jake Tapper gives us the powerful saga of COP Keating, from its establishment to eventual destruction, introducing us to an unforgettable cast of soldiers and their families, and to a place and war that has remained profoundly distant to most Americans. A runaway bestseller, it makes a savage war real, and American courage manifest.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rob Shapiro

Length:

22h 19m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

20:57


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

28:37


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

18:18


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

28:52


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

29:23


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

36:25


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

13:07


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

29:44


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

39:47


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

31:52


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

27:49


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

53:19


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

41:37


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

29:31


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

27:22


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

27:50


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

01:01:05


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

55:54


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

55:43


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

59:01


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

42:43


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

34:48


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

53:34


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

36:49


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

33:47


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

09:04


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

01:05:16


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

57:57


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

32:23


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

12:19


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

16:20


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

39:52


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

19:38


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

14:52


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

21:07


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

16:39


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

22:23


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

22:45


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

16:26


Part 3, Chapter 39
Part 3, Chapter 39

24:34


Part 3, Chapter 40
Part 3, Chapter 40

28:05


Part 3, Chapter 41
Part 3, Chapter 41

01:36