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Author Tupper, Benjamin, 1969-

Title Greetings from Afghanistan, send more ammo : dispatches from Taliban country / Benjamin Tupper.

Imprint New York : NAL Caliber, 2010.

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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    958.1047 TUP    Available
Description ix, 253 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents Introduction: ETTs : the tip of the counterinsurgency spear -- section 1: War stories -- Embrace the suck -- ETTs : the Taliban's high-value target -- The flip-flop army -- Donkeys and grenades : first combat -- 26 June : surrounded -- 27 June : a clear shot -- Decency -- Mines -- Pink mist -- Night letters -- The weapon with no bullets -- A cut throat -- Rockets -- Chance -- An orange-bearded man -- The Garden of Eden Massacre (almost) -- Operation Iron Rage -- section 2: Laughter is our best defense -- Training for Iraq -- The range -- Self-preservation vs. combat street cred -- Of "POO" and pop-tarts -- This nickname has a nice ring to it -- The "monkey and the typewriter" allegory -- How to win the war -- Fobbits, part 1 : an introduction -- Fobbits, part 2 : creature comforts -- Fobbits, part 3 : manufacturing danger -- Missing in action : Jack, Bud, and Jim -- When disobeying an order is just common sense -- section 3: Culture shock -- Inshallah -- Dial a date -- A summer road trip -- We have all the watches, they have all the time -- Informational detritus from the war zone -- A world without women -- Afghan porn -- Women of Kyrgyzstan -- Arab vacation day -- Dogs of war -- Welcome to Paktika -- The sun never shines on Paktika -- Poem -- A warm-blooded and solar-powered enemy -- My holiday appeal -- Winter paralysis -- Midnight winter Visitors -- Jitters -- section 4: Farewell, fallen comrades -- Death of a war eagle -- Fading away -- Exhale -- A shrug and a smile -- September 11 coma -- R.I.P. SSG Phaneuf -- Pieces in the snow -- Ski goes home -- Alive in your mind's eye -- Fayez -- Fallen comrade ceremony -- section 5: Home -- The "new normal" -- The heat in dreams -- Not the reunion I was hoping for -- Vandy -- Operation Iron Rage revisited -- PTSD : a blog as therapy -- My alive day -- Bronze Stars for broken souls -- The end -- Epilogue: Big Brother is watching, and he seems to be enjoying it.
Subject Tupper, Benjamin, 1969-
Taliban.
United States. National Guard Bureau -- Biography.
Afghan War, 2001- -- Personal narratives, American.
Counterinsurgency -- Afghanistan -- History -- 21st century.
Insurgency -- Afghanistan -- History -- 21st century.
Soldiers -- United States -- Biography.
Afghan War, 2001- -- Social aspects.
Afghanistan -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Afghanistan -- Social life and customs -- 21st century.
ISBN 9780451231437 : $24.95
0451231430

 
    
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