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Jake Tapper on The Outpost in paperback

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THEM THE FINAL COST OF THIS SO AS TO NOT TURN PEOPLE OFF. >>RIGHT. LET’S TURN TO YOUR BOOK “THE OUT POST” EXTRAORDINARY SINCE WE LAST SPOKE, ACTUALLY WHEN THE HARD BACK WAS OUT TWO SOLDIERS INVOLVED HAVE BEEN AWARDED THE MEDAL OF HONOR. QUITE EXTRAORDINARY, REALLY. WHEN YOU LOOK BACK AT THE IMPACT THE BOOKS HAD AND HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT IT BECAUSE YOU WERE EMBEDDED WITH THEM. YOU GOT TO KNOW THEM WELL. SO CLOSELY ALIGNED TO IT ALL. >>IT’S BEEN REMARKABLE TO SEE TIE CARTER AND CLIENT, THE TWO INDIVIDUALS YOU MENTIONED FORMER STAFF SERGEANT AND CURRENT SERGEANT BE HONORED WITH THE MEDAL OF HONOR. WHEN I STARTED WRITING THIS BOOK IN 2010, THE YEAR AFTER IT HAPPENED, THEY FELT, THE TROOPS WHO SERVED THE COMBAT FELT THAT NOBODY KNEW WHO THEY WERE, NOBODY KNEW WHO THE NAMES OF THE EIGHT DEAD MEN, EIGHT MEN KILL THAT DAY WHO THEY WERE AND THAT THE WORLD COULDN’T HAVE CARED LESS AND SINCE THAT HAPPENED, OBVIOUSLY THE BOOK CAME OUT BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, THESE MEN AND THEIR FAMILIES HAVE STARTED TO GET THE RECOGNITION THAT THEY DESERVE FOR THEIR INCREDIBLE ACTIONS. THERE WERE A LOT OF MEDALS GIVEN PREVIOUS BUT THE MEDAL OF HONOR, THE HIGHEST HONOR GIVEN TO TIE CARTER HASN’T HAPPENED, PIERS THAT TWO LIVING INDIVIDUALS WERE AWARDED THE MEDAL OF HONOR FOR THE SAME BATTLE. THAT HASN’T HAPPENED SINCE 1968, SINCE A YEAR BEFORE I WAS BORN. SO THE IDEA THAT THAT WOULD HAPPEN FOR COMBAT OUT POST IS A REMARKABLE TESTAMENT TO THESE MEN AND IT’S GREAT THAT THE COUNTRY IS FINALLY RECOGNIZING WHAT THEY HAVE DONE FOR THIS COUNTRY. >>CERTAINLY IS AND IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK YET, “THE OUT POST” IS AMAZING DETAIL AND IF YOU REALLY WANT TO GET INSIDE ON THE FRONT LINE W

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