In Enduring Freedom we get the human side of war from two perspectives. The novel shares how two people from different backgrounds react to the same events. The setting takes place mainly in Farah, Afghanistan after 9/11. Joe, a U.S. Army soldier from Iowa, is serving his first tour in Afghanistan when he meets Baheer, a sixteen-year old local. There is a language barrier at first, but there is no mistaking that they both want to defeat the Taliban. They forge a friendship in which they rely on each other's bravery and knowledge to make it through some tough situations.
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