The latest installment of the Hinderacker-Ward Experience podcast featured an interview with ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper, who discussed his new book, The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor. If you haven’t already listened, I encourage you to do so now, after which you will very likely be compelled to buy the book. You will not regret doing so.
As it happened, on Nov. 13, the day the book was released, Hugh Hewitt devoted an hour of his program to an interview with Mr. Tapper, at the conclusion of which I made haste to my local Barnes & Noble and bought a copy. Though I’m only a third of the way through the book, I’m compelled to add my thanks to Mr. Tapper for his account of extraordinary men making extraordinary sacrifices in combat. Some of those men, as you will discover in heartbreaking but no less compelling fashion, made the ultimate sacrifice.
Most of us go through our days here at home blithely unaware of what our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines are doing on our behalf on the other side of the world in the unforgiving landscape of Afghanistan. This book will cure you of that. I cannot recommend the book more highly, and I again extend my thanks to Mr. Tapper for allowing me to know these valiant men.