1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Captain Mills, with his diary style book, gets the reader into the mind of the soldiers operating on Forward Observation Bases, within reason.
His excellent description of the day to day life and challenges of an infantry company and the medics that support it provides an insight into the day to day life of these young soldiers.
Capt Mills spends a lot of time describing what Afghans want and what the Taliban do to stop it. His diary speaks directly to the reader. I found it difficult to put the book down.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This book moves from General Hillier's early life, his motivation for enrolling in the military and then outlines his military career, establishing his credential.
His depiction of the struggles among departments within the Federal Gouvernment, coupled with the ego of personalities was right on.
His interface with three Ministers of National Defence and two Prime Ministers was well depicted.
Finally his outline, description and decisions on the Afghan conflict will provide Canadians withe the reason we should support these efforts. He constantly reminds us that our sons and daughters are dying there.
This book is required reading for all… Read more