Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War Themes

Dakota Meyer
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Lack of Military Support

One of the most important themes in this novel is the lack of military support received by the troops in Ganjigal, and this theme permeates the chapters describing the battle. After Dakota realizes that his team is not pulling back despite enemy fire, Meyer tells Rod that the men need to get out of there, calling for permission to enter the village; however, when Valdez finally answers, he denies the request which makes no sense. Meyer is ready to go anyway, but Rod insists they wait a bit longer, lest they be sent home for disobeying direct orders. Meanwhile at Joyce, Capt. Aaron Harting, the senior officer on duty, asks question after question about the situation. As the attack continues, the patrols are in deep trouble, and Fabayo is infuriated by the lack of support. Team Monti takes cover in a house while the enemy...

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