Episode 19 Preview – The Fifth Act: America’s End in Afghanistan

This August together with my Co-Host Cliff W. Gilmore, I have the honor and pleasure to host award winning author and former Marine Corps Special Operations Team Leader, Elliot Ackerman, to discuss his next book, The Fifth Act: America’s End in Afghanistan available everywhere via Penguin Random House this coming August 9th, 2022.

Using the dramatic rescue efforts in Kabul as his lattice, Ackerman weaves a personal history of the war’s long progression, beginning with the initial invasion in the months after 9/11. It is a play in five acts, the fifth act being the story’s tragic denouement, a prelude to Afghanistan’s dark future.

Here the eve of the 1-year anniversary of the military withdrawal, we at The Ask look forward to sharing this vital conversation with Elliot about his book that takes on the historic challenge of trying to make sense of America’s tragic end in Afghanistan.

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