Where Youth and Laughter Go by Broadcast
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SETH W. This is the textbook of agonizing combat leadership, when the task is beyond the battalions control. Nation-building was a mistake that our policymakers and generals refused to admit. Only grit, love for each other and self-pride kept our grunts going. Here is the raw, unflinching truth all infantry battalions knowthe story of the American fighting man in Afghanistan. A visceral, first-hand account of Marines at war in the Taliban sanctuary of Helmand Province and of the grinding, brutal reality of combat, command, and counterinsurgency.
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Seth Folsom. Enough time has passed—if just barely—for us to have committed the sin of citizenship and forgotten a war. The narrator is stoic. Folsom, the battalion commander, walks the reader through the preparation for deployment and then literally walks the reader through months of foot patrols as seen through the eyes of the infantry squads under his command. There is surprisingly little combat, at least in the way one might imagine, but there is no shortage of violence.