Benjamin Tupper
Welcome To Afghanistan: Send More Ammo
September 12, 2019 Comments.. 373
Welcome To Afghanistan: Send More Ammo Benjamin Tupper Working in teams of two, ETTs are tasked with training, leading in combat, and mentoring the Afghan Army to victory against the thriving and brutal Taliban insurgency Writing and recording from a remote outpost, Benjamin Tupper s boots on the ground dispatches were broadcast on NPR and posted on Doonesbury s milblog The Sandbox Now he takes us inside the intricacies of tWorking in teams of two, ETTs are tasked with training, leading in combat, and mentoring the Afghan Army to victory against the thriving and brutal Taliban insurgency Writing and recording from a remote outpost, Benjamin Tupper s boots on the ground dispatches were broadcast on NPR and posted on Doonesbury s milblog The Sandbox Now he takes us inside the intricacies of the war, opening up a unique and multifaceted view of Afghan culture and war tactics From the rush of gunfi re to surreal, euphoric moments of cross cultural understanding, this emotional and thought provoking narrative is rich with humor, eloquence and contradiction Writing of danger and desire, confusion and camaraderie, outrage and inspiration, Tupper illuminates the challenges of the war, vividly bringing to life both the mundane and the extraordinary and seeking a way forward Readers will take away an understanding of the Afghan people, from soldiers to interpreters to villagers, that is critical to shaping our policies in what will soon be America s longest war His journey comes full circle from direct involvement in fi ghting for Afghanistan s future he is suddenly transported back home, haunted by dreams and enduring the travails of PTSD Welcome to Afghanistan offers new insight into America s eight year mission, and takes readers to a place where our warriors need us to go.. Welcome To Afghanistan Send More Ammo Working in teams of two ETTs are tasked with training leading in combat and mentoring the Afghan Army to victory against the thriving and brutal Taliban insurgency Writing and recording from a remo
  • Title: Welcome To Afghanistan: Send More Ammo
  • Author: Benjamin Tupper
  • ISBN: 9780982525500
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Charlie Sherpa says:

      New York Army National Guard Capt Benjamin Tupper had worked in Afghanistan as a civilian in 2004 before deploying as an Embedded Training Team ETT, and pronounced ee tee tee member in 2006 For the past number of years, the Army National Guard has been doing some heavy lifting in the ETT fight, deploying as 8 or 16 soldier teams that advise Afghan National Army ANA and Afghan National Police ANP organizations Other U.S branches have also been fulfilling the ETT mission, as have allies, although [...]

    2. Louis says:

      Benjamin Tupper was a New York National Guardman sent to Afghanistan as part of an Embedded Training Team, a two man team that is embedded into an Afghan Army unit to train Afghan soldiers how to be real soldiers, by living with them and going into combat with them When you see in the news discussions on giving the Afghans the ability to defend themselves, this is how it is done.In his civilian life, Tupper is a social worker, and he describes his writing these blog entries that turned into this [...]

    3. Emily Balog says:

      At the time I read this, the U.S was approaching the 8 year mark on the war in Afghanistan I highly recommend this collection of essays, originally published in a blog format by a NY Army National Guardsman who went to Afghanistan in 2006 to work in an ETT, Embedded Training Team ETT units pair with ANA Afghan National Army on missions to counter Taliban forces and to work in training and reconstruction.The sub subtitle of the book makes reference to Tupper s experience as tragicomic He relays b [...]

    4. Ledayne Polaski says:

      As a fervent believer in peace, I read this book to learn about the day to day realities of life and death for soldiers at war Tupper writes extraordinarily well his stories are deeply moving and his personal testimony of the effects of war on soldiers and civilians is dramatic I was particularly taken by his description of a leave during which he visited his family, feeling the whole time like he was unplugged from real life he felt plugged back in only when he returned to the battlefield.It h [...]

    5. T. Fowler says:

      This author gives a simple honest description of combat in Afghanistan as part of a 2 man team mentoring an Afghan army unit Short chapters, only 2 or 3 pages long, each of which concern a dramatic incident he experienced I like very much that he easily reveals the stress that resulted from his experiences, both on himself and on his close comrades It still amazes me that he is not a regular army officer but a National Guard volunteer Bravo him.

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