This book is the stuff of legends. I’m ashamed of myself for not knowing about Sperwan Ghar prior to reading this book. To say it’s impressive that a handful of ODA guys and some 50 Afghans killed or wounded more than 800 Taliban in a two week long operation is an understatement. Lions of Kandahar is a pretty easy read. I finished it in about 2-3 days… Mostly because I couldn’t put it down.
One thing about this book is that it has made me question everything about my goals. When reading this I found myself questioning whether I could keep myself as composed and react the way that Bradley did when confronted with the situations he faced. God knows I hope that I can.
I am beyond excited to say that I will also be meeting MAJ (ret) Rusty Bradley in two weeks when he comes to West Point as part of the Commandant’s Book Club.