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The Only Thing Worth Dying For: How Eleven Green Berets Forged a New Afghanistan

The Only Thing Worth Dying For: How Eleven Green Berets Forged a New Afghanistan - Eric Blehm Falling between the war memoir and the special forces history, THE ONLY THING WORTH DYING FOR covers the infiltration of Hamid Karzai and eleven US Army Special Forces operatives into Afghanistan. Unfortunately, the work suffers from the same handicap as the mission: as everything is political, the soldiers can't engage without an OK from Washington, and much time is spent drinking tea with Kazakhs rather than fighting. And while escorting Karzai is a decent and worthy mission, there's just far less contact in mountainous Afghanistan than urbanized Iraq. Even some of the Kosovo memoirs seem more intense

3/5. Of interest to historians and Afghan experts but does not offer the full scale battles of, say, ONE BULLET AWAY or GUNS UP!  Read only if you are "need to know" about Karzai. And the are a few pinzgauers