Tom note: The following paragraphs are the scariest thing I have read in a long time. They are excerpted from a new book The Many Faces of War.
A U.S. service member was killed Thursday by a roadside bomb blast while aiding the Iraqi-led operation to recapture the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants, the Pentagon said.
On Jan. 29, 2006 a roadside bomb in Taji, Iraq, nearly killed ABC news correspondent Bob Woodruff — but it didn’t. Ten years later, Woodruff celebrated the anniversary of the day he nearly died, or as he puts it, his “tenth alive day.”