Jake Tapper, ABC News Senior White House Correspondent, delivers an epic account of valor and sacrifice in one of America's deadliest Afghanistan battles.
Jake Tapper is a CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent. Prior to joining CNN, he was the senior White House correspondent for ABC News. He has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and The Weekly Standard, among many other publications. He is the author of Down and Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency. He lives in Washington, D.C.
The Outpost is a mind-boggling, all-too-true story of heroism, hubris, failed strategy, and heartbreaking sacrifice. If you want to understand how the war in Afghanistan went off the rails, you need to read this book. - Jon Krakauer - author of Into Thin Air and Where Men Win GloryThere have been many books written on the subject of America's seemingly endless engagement in Afghanistan, but none better than The Outpost. - Jeffrey Goldberg, The AtlanticBrilliant, dedicated reporting by a journalist who goes to ground to get the truth. A sad, real tale about this war, America and the brave warriors who live-and die-at the point of the spear. - Bob Woodward - author of PLAN OF ATTACK, THE COMMANDERS and OBAMA'S WARSAnalyzing the consequences of decisions, large and small, is what makes Tapper's book so important...for those wishing to understand the middle years of the war, they could do no better than to read THE OUTPOST. - Nate Rawlings - TimeJake Tapper has written perhaps the best book set in Afghanistan to date...He provides a window into the false hopes and visions that enabled this failed experiment, an attempt to create government in spaces that had actively avoided such. - Douglas Ollivant, Foreign Policy[Jake Tapper] has woven an intricate