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Military Review, March/April 2011
“Insightful, colorful, and at times irreverent…An excellent snapshot of a junior officer embroiled in a counterinsurgency fight…An exceptionally engaging read.”
“Irreverent, terrifying, and very humorous, Gallagher’s book will make some people angry, and will validate the suppositions of others.”
All in all this is a tremendous read and I highly recommend it.
The war as it happened from the "grunt" or ground Soldier point of view, which provides great insight into what life was really like for Soldiers here.
Matt Gallagher writes very well, so well that this book reads like a novel, which makes it all the more chilling.
This excellent account of one soldier's experience in Iraq provides the reader with details of the danger, boredom, and absurdity with which the young men and women there had to... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ted D.
Immersed in a great point of view from an officer who was not out of touch....which is rare in today's military. The book was a page turner with a hard hit of reality.Published 9 months ago by cameron johnson
Not a well written book however I did finish the book as needed. The lack of action and military activity made this a only two stars.Published 11 months ago by Skipper Ed
I chose this book because as a Vietnam Vet. & student of military history, I'm always looking for comparisons from "my" war to the present, as far as the grunts are... Read morePublished 12 months ago by xinloi1966
The author writes well and is very down to earth. Unlike most armchair analysts, he was actually there. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Alex Campean
being a veteran myself of vietnam myself i decided to buy and read the book. it was o.k. but i was not really enthralled with the book.Published 18 months ago by Duane A. Peck
This isn't an action story, this is the FUBAR story of the military told by someone who really gets it. I enjoyed his perspective of the war and the U.S. Army.Published 22 months ago by Avni Amin