Outpost Kamdesh is built against all the warnings from analysts, with a high risk of everyone involved not coming home. Their mission is to find if Taliban leader Abdul Rahman has returned to the valley.
Once their source, Yllescas, is killed, their whole operation is put in danger. The locals are fearing that the Americans have brought the wrath of Abdul Rahman on them, and all they want now is for them to be gone.
With 400 Taliban fighters surrounding the outpost, the soldiers’ only vague hope is each other.