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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (156 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert D. Kaplan Narrator: Don Leslie Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this extraordinary audiobook, Robert D. Kaplan lets listeners experience up close the American military worldwide in the air, at sea, and on the ground. HOG PILOTS, BLUE WATER GRUNTS provides not only a ground-level portrait of the Global War on Terrorism on several continents, but also a gritty firsthand account of how U.S. soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen are protecting sea-lanes, providing disaster relief, contending with the military rise of China, fighting the war in Iraq, and crafting contingency plans for war with North Korea and Iran. 

Expanding on Kaplan’s acclaimed Imperial Grunts, HOG PILOTS, BLUE WATER GRUNTS shifts focus to the Pacific and completes his analysis of army Special Forces and the marines, while also taking listeners into the heart of the myriad tribal cultures of the air force, surface and subsurface navies, and the regular army’s Stryker brigades. Kaplan goes deep into their highly technical and exotic worlds, and he tells this story through the words and perspectives of the enlisted personnel and junior officers themselves.

This provocative and illuminating audiobook not only conveys the vast scope of America’s military commitments, but also shows us astonishing and vital operations right as they unfold–from the point of view of the troops themselves.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Liam | 10/11/2013

    " Three stars is a provisional rating; I have to think about this book a bit more, then hopefully not be too lazy to write a review... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dave | 1/3/2013

    " The diversity of operations and populations in this book is amazing. The U.S. military is involved in countless ways around the world. My favorite part is the "Wart Hogs". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alexander Holt | 10/29/2010

    " Excellent book on people, life, traditions, and operations of the US Military. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tom | 8/23/2010

    " Second part to Kaplan's "Imperial Grunts" describing the American armed services' reach into over 170 nations worldwide, and what makes them one of history's distinct military organizations. "

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