Contemporary Operating Environment

The Spear Podcast - 'Combat Outpost Keating'

By The Cove December 11, 2018


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.

This podcast produced by the Modern War Institute provides a first hand account of the battle from those who were there.

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.


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