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By CNN's Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper
One personal note from me today, if you'd permit me a momentary indulgence.
Last year I wrote a book, "The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor," about a doomed combat outpost in Afghanistan, viciously attacked in October 2009.
Since the publication of the book last November, two of the troops from that battle have been awarded the Medal of Honor – former Staff Sergeant Clint Romesha, and Sergeant Ty Carter. We've told you their stories on this show, and on CNN.
Today, the publisher is releasing the paperback version of the book, which includes some new material, including behind-the-scenes stories about Romesha and Carter, and their Medals of Honor.
If you have a chance, I'd be honored if you'd check out "The Outpost." Some of the proceeds are going to military charities picked out by troops who served.