Contemporary Operating Environment
The Spear Podcast - 'Combat Outpost Keating'By The Cove May 14, 2019
On October 3, 2009, several hundred Taliban fighters attacked Combat Outpost Keating, an isolated outpost manned by Bravo Troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment and a small number of Afghan National Army soldiers. COP Keating was a small outpost tucked precariously, and vulnerably, in the rugged mountains of Nuristan province in eastern Afghanistan.
In the battle triggered by the Taliban attack, eight US soldiers were killed and many more wounded. Two soldiers received the Medal of Honor for their actions, and at least nine received silver stars.
An excellent opportunity to catch up on some PME while going for a drive, a walk, or just doing the housework.
Or for a more in-depth look at the battle, check out the simulation and PME activity here.