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- Audible.com Release Date: March 25, 2014
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- Language: English
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American Spartan: The Promise, the Mission, and the Betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant Audible – Unabridged
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The people, places, and interactions are too familiar as one who has spent plenty of time in the region where Gant operated. The activities of engaging the locals, respecting their culture and Pashtunwalli, and keeping promises is what makes Jim Gant stand out. Unfortunately, based off my dealings with some persons in the military, I firmly believe his violations of breaking General Order #1 (and all the subsets of such which includes alcohol consumption, engaging in sexual activities with the woman who later became his wife, etc) had nothing to do with some Military top brass desires in destroying his career. Instead, I am almost certain it had to do with that fact that Gant was a major success in Afghanistan.
The military system is unique where we thrive in ridiculous concepts like “Screw up, Move up” or “Never make your leaders look bad.” While in the battle-space, Gant succeeded in his mission and in doing so, he made some military leaders look like fools. He was all about the traditional Special Force mode of operation involving engagement activities through “Train, Mentor, and Advise” which worked and shunned away from direct action missions (which has actually cost more lives than saved) at all costs. This approach countered military leader’s operational tempos. Therefore, Gant got screwed.Read more ›
When you read this story of these heroes, Dan Mckone, Jim Gant, Ish, Abe and the others it will tell you about the corrupt leaders of our government and military. It'll give you an idea of how we could've won the war in Afghanistan. Jim Gant and Dan McKone was well on their way to winning it.....until some desk jockey jealous soldier decided to crush it.
Jim, Ann, Dan, thank you for the time spent with you guys. You'll never be forgotten.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this book. Big S.F. fan from the 60's on. This book puts light on a terrific injustice.Published 10 days ago by quixote
This book raises important issues that have yet to be reconciled. Gant pursued a strategy based wholly on empowering local leaders, rejecting the national government as corrupt... Read morePublished 28 days ago by CSherrill
He was doing exactly what green berets are supposed to do.
Critics of the drinking and drugs need to get one thing straight. Addiction is not a dishonor. Read more
Fantastic and motivating insight into a warrior. Highly recommended for those that want to know what a warriors spirit and mind should bePublished 1 month ago by R. Moore III
It reminded me of "it takes a village" about Viet Nam and embedded Marines. I'm a believer in his approach. Read morePublished 2 months ago by bruce davis
Simply awesome book that captures the best and the worst of America's military and political leadership and how we are loosing the war in Afghanistan thanks to the reincarnation... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
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