Where Youth and Laughter Go: With "The Cutting Edge" in Afghanistan

Where Youth and Laughter Go With The Cutting Edge in Afghanistan Where Youth and Laughter Go With The Cutting Edge in Afghanistan completes LtCol Seth Folsom s recounting of his personal experiences in command over a decade of war It is the culminating chapter of a

  • Title: Where Youth and Laughter Go: With "The Cutting Edge" in Afghanistan
  • Author: Seth W.B. Folsom
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  • Page: 427
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  • Where Youth and Laughter Go With The Cutting Edge in Afghanistan completes LtCol Seth Folsom s recounting of his personal experiences in command over a decade of war It is the culminating chapter of a trilogy that began with The Highway War A Marine Company Commander in Iraq in 2006 and continued with In the Gray Area A Marine Advisor Team at War in 2010.The chroniclWhere Youth and Laughter Go With The Cutting Edge in Afghanistan completes LtCol Seth Folsom s recounting of his personal experiences in command over a decade of war It is the culminating chapter of a trilogy that began with The Highway War A Marine Company Commander in Iraq in 2006 and continued with In the Gray Area A Marine Advisor Team at War in 2010.The chronicle of Folsom s command of 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, The Cutting Edge, and his harrowing deployment to Afghanistan s volatile Sangin District presents a deeper look into the complexities and perils of modern counterinsurgency operations in America s longest war Charged with the daunting task of pacifying a region with a long history of violence and instability, Folsom and his Marines struggled daily to wage a dynamic campaign against the shadowy enemy force that held Sangin s population firmly in its grip With peace and stability always teetering on the brink of collapse, the Marines of The Cutting Edge confronted their own mortality as they conducted endless patrols through Sangin s minefields while fighting to win the hearts and minds of the Afghan villagers.No other books have been published from the perspective of a Marine infantry battalion commander in Afghanistan It was Folsom s job, as the unit commander, to lead his Marines under impossible circumstances LtCol Folsom made the unusual decision to patrol with his rifle squads every day through Sangin, where his Marines dodged improvised explosive devices and sniper fire from an invisible enemy As his tour progressed and casualties mounted, he found his objectivity evaporating and the love for his men growing Where Youth and Laughter Go is than a blood and guts war story, it is a jarring, boots on the ground level examination of the myriad challenges and personal dilemmas that today s young service members face as the United States approaches its final endgame in Afghanistan.

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    1. This is the third book in Folsom's memoir/analysis of his career as a Marine officer, starting as a company commander and now, as a Lt. Colonel in Sangin. Although this is an extremely compelling memoir, Folsom's background in international relations and acknowledged changing viewpoint as his roles shifted, makes this chronicle of a decade of conflict in the region important and insightful reading.

    2. The IED war in AfghanistanLt Col Seth Folsom received a call in his small cubical in the bowels of the Pentagon informing him he has been selected to command the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, The Cutting Edge. Seven months later he assumes command of the battalion, and Where Youth and Laughter Go is his memory the 3/7’s preparation and seven-month deployment to the Sangin District of Helmand Province, Afghanistan. This will be The Cutting Edge’s second deployment to Sangin, but most of [...]

    3. I think Ltcol. Seth Folsom's book, Where Youth and Laughter Go: "The Cutting Edge" in Afghanistan,is a decent look at an officer leading his platoon of soldier's through some really tough battles, IED's and almost daily ambush attacks by the Taliban and other terrorist groups in the region. The book is full of day to day activities, brutal combat scenes and it does a pretty believable job of the troops lives while deployed. "Laughter"is a fairly good read but by the end of the book I started to [...]

    4. Well written and honest, this is one of the better combat memoirs I have read. I am not a combat vet, but I am a vet, and served twenty years with the Navy, including a tour with Marines. LtCol Folsom is not perfect, but his ability to make decisions, evaluate those decisions, and then use that feedback to improve the situation is impressive. Most notable from the book is his care and love for his Marines, which is something that any unit leader must possess to be successful. There is a lot of g [...]

    5. A Sobering Read of What Our Sons & Daughters War.To be transparent about it, I read this book because my son is in it (OpsO) and I wanted to understand better what he experienced. He does not talk about it nor any of his other deployments (6 in 9 years). Or his two bronze stars (one for each of his two deployments to Afghanistan. He was a Company Commander with the 3/7 on their deployment prior to the one in this book.After reading this book, I am eternally grateful to God that that Patrick [...]

    6. Amazing!!I don't even know where to begin, while serving in a USMC rifle platoon u often wonder what goes on at the top, Col. Folsom lets u in on his thoughts, not afraid to spill his weaknesses nor is he afraid to show his love for the Marine rifleman in some cases. Not a chest thumping "look at me" account of his time in Sangin Bravo to you sir, thank u for walking the walk, and putting your ass on the line. This former USMC Cpl would feel privileged to serve under you.

    7. Way out of my comfort zone, but since it related to my life I wanted to see what it would be like. Has a lot of detail, and takes time to understand, but shows how being in the war and being apart of a military family can be.

    8. Great InsightThis book brought great insight to the day to day life of a Marine Battalion in Afghanistan. It reminded me of the reading I did on the Vietnam War.

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