Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War - Chapters 5 & 6 Summary & Analysis

Dakota Meyer
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Chapters 5 & 6 Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 5: Coming Together, the American soldiers at Monti complain about the lack of action once the government tightens the rules about leaving after several outposts are overrun, but the advisors continue with their normal patrols since they fall under the Afghan command. Bored due to the lack of action, Sgt. 1st Class Dennis Jeffords and PFC Lage decide to place their checkpoint at Hill 1911, a dangerous ambush point, and stay until they take fire, so they ask Dakota to be their back-up, but Lt. Johnson tells him to forget it. When Jeffords contacts Dakota on the radio to tell him that they are engaged, Dakota wakes Lt. Johnson and convinces him to deploy two truckloads of Askars to attack the dushmen who disappear within an hour. Lt. Johnson is angry because the event goes against standard procedures, and he yells...

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