My pal Kurt Schlichter, a terrific lawyer and a soldier in his third decade of service, has reviewed Jake Tapper’s new book, The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor. Kurt ranks The Outpost with Blackhawk Down and Not A Good Day To Die, which is very high praise indeed, coming from a soldier. Read the review. A couple of times. An important book deserevs serious reviews, and Tapper got one.
Also read Kurt’s review as a great way of thinking on Americans deployed far from home this Thanksgiving, and perhaps read the transcript of my interview of Tapper as well.
Then order the book for all your friends on the Christmas list both because it is a wonderful, moving read, but also as a means of giving them a necessary wake-up call for what’s ahead in 2013 and 2014.