Lost in Kandahar (Kindle Single) Kindle Edition
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Cut to the chase: I'm a conservative, the author is a liberal. That being said, I found this short book to be very descriptive and informative. The author is a talented writer and paints vivid pictures with lasting imagery. The more I read about our deployments, the more I support our troops and question our government.
Part of this book describes an aid station. This station that Berenson visited has dealt with over 100 trauma cases (military and civilians), and they have had to put lots of our solders (or parts of our soldiers) into body bags. I know this because I am good friends with the Captain interviewed in Chapter IV. I would like to note that the author failed to include any of the positive things we have done to help the locals, my guess is that this is due to his personal bias. But he does not claim this book to be a documentary, it is an opinion piece, and it is a well-written one at that.
Yes, Afghanistan is a mess, and it happens to be the one war that President Obama supported, but our troops are doing the best they can given the rules of engagement they are forced to live by, and given the lack of will of the people they are trying to help. Afghanistan is a horribly corrupt and backwards society (in my opinion), at some point we have to ask ourselves, "why are we there?"
The author did a good job mixing big picture facts with the granular experience of those on the ground, but the style was too flippant at times and his pronouncements on difficult issues were too facile. Ultimately, it came across as a somewhat glib recasting of potentially compelling source material.
Even the details of moving around the country were captured perfectly. Most readers might think nothing of the inclusion of the bit about Kandahar Airfield (KAF) and its TGI Friday's, and expect the story to begin at the combat outpost. However by including it, he mirrors what the Soldiers go through. He covers it just enough to see the absurdities and make it stick in your head, and gets you wondering what to expect. The Soldiers go through the same thing- they deploy to KAF, get stuck there seeing the excess and the cushy life, then move on to a base in the middle of nowhere.
In the end, the book was very short, but presented the setting and Soldiers' attitudes extremely well.
beginning I thought the move was correct. It appears that we have fallen into the same crevase that the Russians did there
only we do not know when to say ENOUGH. Their culture will continue if and when we leave and I belive that Alex has
clarified that as the case. Interesting reading that updates my past 22 years in the green uniform. History will prevail.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Berenson expresses well the seeming futility of our mission in Afghanistan. It's time to bring our men and women home and let the Afganis get back to killing each other.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Lost in Kandahar provides a micro view on the war in Afghanistan and provides a taste of the absurdity that has taken place there. Read morePublished 13 months ago by K. Kumar
I would like to recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a book about the war in Afghanistan. I will be looking forward to reading the next book from this author.Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
If this book.had not been part of kindle unlimited I would not have bothered with it. The author is lacking in understanding of the local culture he is encountering and definitely... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Mariyah R
A well written and fascinating account of war in the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar. I strongly recommend this book, solely for the purpose of realizing the courage and sacrifices... Read morePublished 19 months ago by d.ortiz
First-rate Berenson, as always. So far I had only read his John Wells stories; this is a great addition.Published 20 months ago by Paul G. Shinkman
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