Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War - Chapters 3 & 4 Summary & Analysis

Dakota Meyer
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Chapters 3 & 4 Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 3: Monti, Dakota is assigned to Lt. Mike Johnson's four-man team when he arrives in Afghanistan during the summer of 2009 which will allow him to see all the action he wants. The other team members are Staff Sgt. Aaron Kenefick who is known for running a tight ship and Doc Layton who will provide medical care. Dakota is put in charge of tactics, operations and weapons training. Monti follows the Pentagon's official counterinsurgency strategy, so Team Monti is supposed to make friends with the villagers, but they quickly learn that the villagers will support whoever gives them the most money. With forty villages in the area and only ten weekly patrols, there is not enough to protect the villages, but Team Monti settles into a routine of patrolling five days a week. The ritual is predictable with each village accusing...

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