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It was simply too isolated and too dangerous to defend    On October 3 2009 after years of constant smaller attacks the Taliban finally decided to throw everything they had at Keating The ensuing 14 hour battle and eventual victory cost 8 men their lives    Red Platoon is the riveting first hand account of the Battle of Keating told by Romesha who spearheaded both the defense of the outpost and the counter attack that drove the Taliban back beyond the wire and received the Medal of Honor for his actions. The Battle of KamdeshI watched The Outpost Scott Eastwood Caleb Landry Jones and Orlando Bloom when it was released this summer then later knew of this book Red Platoon reads like an action thriller

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Keating had become a kind of backhanded joke  In 2009 Clinton Romesha of Red Platoon and the rest of the Black Knight Troop were preparing to shut down Command Outpost Keating the most remote and inaccessible in a string of bases built by the US military in Nuristan and Kunar in the hope of preventing Taliban insurgents from moving freely back and forth between Afghanistan and Pakistan Three years after its construction the army was finally ready to concede what the men on the ground had known immediately. It doesn t get betterWhyWhy do we keep making decisions like this I understand the idea behind a line of outposts to disrupt the enemy s sphere of control but how do you put an outpost here It does

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The only comprehensive firsthand account of the thirteen hour firefight at the Battle of Keating by Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha for readers of Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden and Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell   'It doesn't get better' To us that phrase nailed one of the essential truths maybe even the essential truth about being stuck at an outpost whose strategic and tactical vulnerabilities were so glaringly obvious to every soldier who had ever set foot in that place that the name itself. After back to back tours of duty often demanded of a soldier hisher next mission may not get better cushier or less dangerous which fatally was the case for the Black Knight Troop a mechanized armor


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  1. says:

    After back to back tours of duty often demanded of a soldier hisher next mission may not get better cushier or less dangerous which fatally was the case for the Black Knight Troop a mechanized armor unit whose sixty five men were spread across three platoons Red White and Blue deployed with the task of dismantling Combat Outpost Keating the most remote American camp in Afghanistan Inside Red Platoon Barracks IT DOESN'T GET BETTER the unne

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    I grew up with Clint and we were best friends for the better part of 18 years When I found out he was putting this book together I knew I would read it as soon as I got my hands on it and that I would give it a high rating because of the bias created by our friendship I have to say though now that I've completed Red Platoo

  3. says:

    Red Platoon is easily the best first hand account of a military action that I have read There is a rare feel of honesty and nobility in Romesha

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    It doesn't get betterWhy?Why do we keep making decisions like this? I understand the idea behind a line of outposts to disrupt the ene

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    Received an Advanced Reader's Copy from Goodreads Give Away programFor me this was a very emotional read The book was very detailed ga

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    I just finished Red Platoon by MOH winner Clinton Romesha With the recent announcement of the build up in Afghanistan this is a very timely read I believe that military history buffs as well as people interested in current events will devour this narrative Red Platoon is about the defense of a command outpost COP called Ke

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    The Battle of KamdeshI watched The Outpost Scott Eastwood Caleb Landry Jones and Orlando Bloom when it was relea

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    I read this book first because it was my job and then I read it again because it blew my mind It's not the story of Navy SEALS or highly trained soldiers; it's about young people who are barely old enough to vote or drink or are in the Army because it was their only option for a career and who end up facing the T

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    Reread x4 Reading Rush I feel myself coming back to this book about every 15 2 years because this is a book I can never stop thinking about It has imprinted on me in a way that will never fade This book leaves the ego arrogance and USA yeehaw out and brings us a real raw and painful account of the Battle of Keating One thing I love is while reading there are pictures of the men he introduces you too and even after the introduction

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    Difficult read Unbelievable that this Keating was set up to defend in its location in the first place It seems the incompetent directions are abounding And not only in how we perceive and nameIn company language some of the conversations are sometimes hard for me to grasp within their complete context but nevertheless this writer

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