29 Oct '15, 12am

.@USNIBooks @SWBFolsom chats w/ @frankgaffney #Podcast #Iraq #Afghanistan #USMC | book: | https://t.c…

.@USNIBooks @SWBFolsom chats w/ @frankgaffney #Podcast #Iraq #Afghanistan #USMC | book: | https://t.c…

No other books have been published from the perspective of a Marine infantry battalion commander in Afghanistan. It was Folsom’s job, as the unit commander, to lead his Marines under impossible circumstances. LtCol Folsom made the unusual decision to patrol with his rifle squads every day through Sangin, where his Marines dodged improvised explosive devices and sniper fire from an invisible enemy. As his tour progressed and casualties mounted, he found his objectivity evaporating and the love for his men growing. Where Youth and Laughter Go is more than a blood-and-guts war story, it is a jarring, “boots on the ground”–level examination of the myriad challenges and personal dilemmas that today’s young service members face as the United States approaches its final endgame in Afghanistan.

Full article: http://www.usni.org/store/books/biography-memoirs/where-y...

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