Having read Patrick Bishops two other books on the RAF and being very impressed as were the veterans by these two books, i bought his latest on 3 Para in Afghanistan. Found it very moving and thought provoking so far, certainly highlights shortcomings in certain types of equipment, and also what not only the lads of 3 Para but the others on the front went and are going through even today. Id certainly recommend it, gives us fat old cold war warriors a better understanding of whats going on over there. Would be interested though if any one who was there, if they have read through it or contributed and what they think. Though Bishop seems to know what he is writing about and he does have a disclaimer and will update the book as time goes on.