February 15, 2013
New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library
The New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library at Saint Anselm College hosts CNN Anchor/Chief Washington Correspondent and award-winning journalist Jake Tapper who will present his book "The Outpost: an Untold Story of American Valor" as part of the institute's Bookmark Series on Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. in the institute's auditorium.
Tapper writes about Outpost Keating in Afghanistan and specifically the heroism Staff Sergeant Clint Romesha showed in one of the toughest battles the outpost faced. Romesha courageously led American troops despite being greatly outnumbered by Taliban troops during the Oct. 3 2009 attack. Romesha was presented with the Congressional Medal of Honor by President Obama on Monday, Feb. 11 for his service and heroism.
Debuting at #10 on the New York Times Bestseller List, "The Outpost" reveals what really happened at Combat Outpost Keating, detailing the history of the camp and the stories of the heroic soldiers.
Tapper will discuss this book and his experiences as a journalist, covering the war and national politics.
Tapper is currently the Chief Washington Correspondent and daily news anchor for CNN. He was formerly the senior White House correspondent for ABC News and appeared regularly on Good Morning America, Nightline, and World News with Diane Sawyer. Prior to joining ABC News, he was the national correspondent for Salon.com and was a columnist for TALK magazine. He has written for The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and The Weekly Standard, among many other publications. He is the author of "Down and Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency." He lives in Washington, D.C.