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Camp Keating and the most tactically disadvantage to American outpost in all of Afghanistan located within three mountains.
53 US troops hoping what they feared would that happen but it did they were attacked by 400 Taliban outnumbered almost 821.
There's one of the deadliest battles for US forces in Afghanistan.
What happened and why ABC news senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper set up to get answers the father one of the -- soldiers telling tapper.
He blames the president and defense -- -- for not giving -- son more support that is just one of the eye opening stories in Jake Tapper new book the outpost he joins us that's decision.
-- surface or have a regret I have to tell you that if you didn't fight in Afghanistan the war you need to read this you understand what the soldiers went there.
I mean I hope so I hope that's the that's the goal is so people -- 99% of us.
Had no idea about this war were not connected to it I think it's less than five less -- point 5%.
Of the American people have actually fought.
It for us for the United States since 9/11 and I certainly was blocked often been unaware even though I was covering the war from the comfort of the north lawn of the White House.
It wasn't until this battle.
Happened -- got a hold of me that I wanted to find out what it was like and learn so much about what these people sacrifice and what their family sacrifice.
You know it's and when a when a fresh start in the book the first part.
And any talk -- hot tactically disadvantages outpost was about why -- -- -- outpost and they are running that's like just the dumbest plays because they were sitting ducks which is it which is the phrase a thought in which you -- they themselves that they were sitting ducks they felt.
It's sitting ducks one of them said it was like.
Being in in and going deer hunting -- You were the dear.
The reason that they put the outpost there is because the original plan in 2006 when they set -- the outpost was too.
Have it be a place where they can infiltrate insurgents coming in from Pakistan.
The country that dare not speak its name.
And also they needed to have they needed to be near the road because at that point all the helicopters -- most of the helicopters were in Iraq -- resupply the camp.
They needed to be near the road and in that part of Afghanistan if you're near the road.
You're at the bottom of amount.
In reading when -- 400 Taliban struck I'm jumping to the end of the book more towards the end.
The thing that bothered me the most is that in the state did you hear what these guys are going to save each other.
And they were doing -- -- come buddy transfusions where they they need to give blood to try to save one man's life and tennis and if this is.
And grippy where they they give them blood and they think he's gonna make it any get -- -- As I'm you know I'm getting chills -- -- -- is -- is elitist and what these guys do for each -- well -- all -- of the guys -- -- -- -- in the -- the book starts in 2006 and talks about all the people who -- -- and sacrificed on the way -- setting -- the south coast.
But -- the October 3 battle you're referring to Stefan -- Whose mom Vanessa has become a friend in writing this book and did what the troops did to try to save Stephan mace is incredible because.
In an -- like this you don't have refrigeration -- you don't have blood.
So in order to keep a guy like that alive because the Medarex -- -- to have to come in for twelve hours because the enemy fighting was so tough.
They had to each one of them with the same what I keep giving their blood to Stephan -- -- ultimately made it out.
But the outpost alive but ultimately did not survive but all of the guys who died that day.
Die because they were trying to either fight the enemy.
Or do something for one of their Brothers SS have an event this is Muslim and gripping and books I ever read in terms of make me feel like I was and -- -- -- and -- -- com.
We just after another taps into kind of the White House is it a big surprise -- that Eric Holder the -- chose to stay for another year.
It's not a big surprise for two reasons one.
A lot of the big names have already said that to have Marty tried to leave and have already said that they're on the -- at the door soon so.
Geithner Clinton and -- these are people who are headed out soon and President Obama does not want.
You know all of his -- team -- or leaving and the second thing is even though.
Many members of the cabinet.
Don't necessarily understand it Eric Holder is one of president Obama's favorite -- officials -- close personal friends and whatever.
President Obama thinks our -- has done a good job.
And a -- of state Hillary Clinton leaning right on the faster inauguration day.
And about helium is sooner rather than later as what I've been told sooner rather than later I would expect show she might be the first one believe of the -- -- Geithner Clinton troika that we expect to leave pretty quickly.
Not well let's get back to -- god said tell the viewers on what time the outpost that's it's a tremendous book and I guess it I felt like I was there -- -- and knew the guys and I think people have a some people are very different.
Impression what happened in Afghanistan and whether -- -- we should have been there how long and everything else but I went.
-- it's nice thank thanks Greta.
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