Nate Bethea

Nate Bethea served as a U.S. Army infantry officer from 2007-2014, deploying to Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He is an MFA candidate in fiction at Brooklyn College and teaches at Voices From War (, a free creative-writing workshop for veterans in the NYC area. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, Guernica, the Daily Beast, the Iowa Review, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency.

Recent articles from Nate Bethea

In this Feb. 11, 2014 file photo, then-Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Retired Generals Don’t Have Much Say In Politics Anymore
Since the turn of the 20th century, U.S. generals have wielded limited influence in party politics.
Tech. Sgt. Matthew Bingaman, 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, oversees improvised explosive device training at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, June 25, 2015.
How The IED Rocked The Modern Battlefield
Brian Castner's new book offers unflinching testimony of how the IED devastated the EOD community in Iraq and Afghanistan.