I have been following the surge through a friend who is on his second tour. While he is not a great correspondent, his chaplain writes an incredible blog (http://www.chrandall.com/blog/ ) and his brigade blog was pretty good too. you could read between the lines how things were changing. Michael's book does a spectacular job getting all the meaningful details of the heroic works of our soldiers out to the public. The terrorists are truly pathological murderers deserving the worst and I am not sure if the world will ever be able to fully appreciate how very special American soldiers are. Michael does a great job of providing explicit examples of both. Also a wonderful explanation of how to successfully run a counterinsurgency, including plenty honest examples of how America had forgotten how to for a dangerously long period.
I am ordering extra copies to hand out. we need to get more copies to the public and get Michael back to keep reporting on our incredible soldiers!
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