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Dog Company: A True Story of American Soldiers Abandoned by Their High Command Hardcover – April 11, 2017
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LYNN VINCENT is a New York Times bestselling author and investigative journalist. She lives in San Diego, California. ROGER HILL is an advocate for military veterans and first responders, and is active in the fight against human trafficking. Roger lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where he works in the security industry as a systems engineer.
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If you're a student of conflict, love true-to-life combat stories, are politically aware or conscious of the issues that affect the sons & daughters we send to war, or if you're just a proud American, then this book is for you.
I'm really troubled about the US' future and the future of its armed forces. This stuff is not rare. In fact American Sniper mentioned that every sniper kill had to be reviewed by a military lawyer. This book, with minimal differences, is almost exactly the same plot as Breaker Morant and the book it was derived from. Red Platoon. Beyond the Call. Honor and Betrayal...The Men the Mission and Me....all have similar troubling themes.
Now i'm not military. Never have been. But I've read quite a few books on war from sweeping accounts to personal stories. This crap, which offends me as an american citizen, is apparently endemic. Idiotic couch generals making decisions from 5000 miles away. Asinine rules of engagement. Crippling shortages of critical materials. And it is, thankfully not limited to us; Rommel quit the war for the same reason, abandoning the men he lead and loved because Hilter and the imbeciles he surrounded himself with wouldn't get enough supplies to Rommel to do his job, fortunately for us...
As much of a skeptic as I am, i fully believe every single word of this book. My heart goes out to Hill and Scott; I could feel the horrible trapped feeling they had. I kept shouting to myself "take the plea!" and "don't do it!" simultaneously.
In addition, when I read this, I am repulsed by things that I find not becoming of a world power's military...to whit...the entire nature of military justice and the lopsided formation of court martials? The fact - seen all too frequently - that we rely on locals with an entirely different culture of truth and integrity for help on the bases? In Erik Prince's book about Blackwater he made it clear- the US military couldn't function without them, nor could it without contractors on the ground. Bringing in potential spies and terrorists to work on your base....correct me if i'm wrong...did we do that in Korea? France? Tarawa? and also, there seems to be a culture now that it is the men then the mission. I've read thousands of pages of WWII history and never heard anything that suggested that the platoons would take a day off for mourn and have a funeral. It is wonderful that our culture celebrates the loss of 2 men so thoroughly, but I never heard of anything like that in WWII when thousands were being killed a day. Sure, there were truces so that the sides could fetch their dead, but i think it was culturally inconceivable that they'd stop the battle of Monte Cassino or Kasserine to have a funeral. They just pushed on. And this contempt for the grunt isn't new. In Atkinson's trilogy there was a very offhand story about a group of americans celebrating, I believe, a push up into France or Italy by getting drunk, and the general, and damned if I can remember his name - I think he was from Vermont or Delaware - ordered them executed. Let me repeat. After the carnage they endured to succeed in their mission, they were getting drunk (NOT during battle, I should add, or maneuvers..) and he ordered them executed. Fortunately, saner heads prevailed. But what a repulsive thought.
In addition, this entire thing about hearts and minds, putting americans on these far flung bases to deal with taliban and treacherous locals, without adequate supplies, with joystick jockeys back in North CArolina countermanding their decisions, just doesn't work.
I'm sorry. Get 'em out, put 'em to work here guarding our borders, and redirect the resources we're wasting to clear up the Islamofascist fifth column and its useful idiots (the media) here. I do worry about the IED maker in afghanistan, but I worry more about the truck bomber in Kansas City.
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