Summary: The Forever Reporter: A Fearless War Correspondent Reports from Afghanistan and Iraq talks about the book, The Forever War, by Dexter Filkins. The book talks about this man's experience as a war correspondent in the Afghan War. It describes what he has seen in his time there.
Connection: The book that this article discusses and Greetings From Afghanistan, Send More Ammo: Dispatches from Taliban Country both talk about experiences from the Afghan War. In both stories, we see that each event is necessarily in chronological order. Neither one of these stories is easy to read. They both have very intense experiences.
Series marking the ten-year anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, telling the story of the conflict through the words and pictures of the young soldiers
Summary: Part 1 of this documentary shows a platoon's first few weeks in Afghanistan. Every moment, they were worried about where and when they would be attacked by the Taliban. The video also talks about what had lead up to the war.
Connection: This video goes into the life of the soldiers during their time in Afghanistan. Greetings from Afghanistan, Send More Ammo: Dispatches from Taliban Country also talks about the experiences that the soldiers go through. One similarity beetween this video and the book is the sleeping conditions for the first few weeks.
Available in: Paperback. Dudes of War is an enlightening and uncensored introduction to modern American soldier culture.
Summary: Dudes of War tells about the real life experiences of war through the eyes of an Afghan soldier. It talks about good times and bad experiences. We read about what happens on the battlefield to what happens in their spare time.
Connection: Dudes of War and Greetings From Afghanistan, Send More Ammo: Dispatches from Taliban Country were both written by Benjamin Tupper. They both discuss the same experience that he has had in the Afghan War. We also learn about the allies that he had made as well as what they have all been through in there time. We learn about the good times and the bad habits of today's soldiers at war.
On a recent mission, a unit of the Afghan National Army gave some clues to how prepared it was to fight the Taliban after American forces are gone.
Summary: This article talks about whether or not the Afghan soldiers will be reay to fight the Taliban on their own after the American troops have left. This talks about the challenges and the triumphs that the troops might face once Americans have pulled out of the war.
Connection: Greetings From Afghanistan, Send More Ammo: Dispaatches from Taliban country talks about how an American soldier trained a group of Afghan soldiers for the war. This article talks about how ready they might be on their own. Both reading also talk about how the troops got extra training during combat, which sharpened their combat skills.
Summary: This photo shows three troops in Afghanistan either walking away from or into a battle. One of their trucks had just been blown up, and the soldier in the middle has probably been injured. This photo shows the horrors that soldier face on a daily basis.
Connection: This photo was taken during the Afghan War, when Grettings From Afghanistan: Send More Ammo, Dispatches from Taliban Country, takes place. The two soldiers helping the third out with an injury relates to the camaraderie thats formed that is discussed in the book.
"Raw, direct, and powerful...This work is vitally important." -Ken Stern, former CEO of National Public Radio Captain Benjamin Tupper sp...
Summary: Greetings From Afghanistan, Send More Ammo: Dispatches From Taliban Country is a true story about a soldier named Benjamin Tupper and his experiences in the Afghan War. He wrote down these experiences in some letters that he had written. They talk about friends that he's made, places that he's been and what he has learned from his experiences.
Review: I thought that he book was very enjoyable to read. I liked finding out about what Benjamin Tupper went through while he was in Afghanistan. We hear about both the good and the bad times that he has been in throughout the war. The major theme is that no matter what you go through in life, you can always find someone to help. Over all, I give this book a nine out of ten. The experiences from the book can be connected through every day life. It also gives us insight as to what it was like in Afghanistan during the war. There is no better way to tell it than from the eyes of a soldier.
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