Love, booze, pills, thawbs and lots of firepower: This is how one of America's most effective soldiers took the fight to the enemy in Afghanistan, and as a result the rigid Army bureaucracy took him down. Part Commando, part Lawrence Of Arabia, the story of Green Beret Jim Gant is one of incredible bravery, and one of a total lack of respect for traditional Army rules.

The ultimate unconventional warrior, or a self-important rule breaker who deserved what he got? I will let you be the judge:

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