Top positive review
A Must Read for political and military leaders ....and all Americans.
Reviewed in the United States on December 16, 2020
This is an outstanding novel of present day combat as fought by American forces. I was a Marine grunt in Vietnam and, while the terrain in the novel is different, the courage and grit of Bing West’s Marines seem timeless and very real. I read Mr. West’s non-fiction best-seller covering the actions of a Marine platoon in southern Afghanistan, “One Million Steps”. The cast of characters in this novel, The Last Platoon, speak and act much like those he went on patrol with, and profiled, in that memorable real-life account of life as a Marine infantryman in the poppy fields fighting the Taliban. “The Last Platoon” is a must read....particularly for politicians, military leaders and anybody who wants to make sense of America’s involvement in the Middle East.
Mike Carberry, Colonel (USMCR Retired)