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"Nobody had a mental breakdown, but it was apparently epic."
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The good, the bad, and the ugly of celebrating Thanksgiving while deployed
In an ideal world, Thanksgiving is spent at the dining room table, surrounded by beloved family, close friends, and good food. For U.S. service members, it's occasionally spent in the...
10 years ago, a handful of American soldiers held the line as hundreds of Taliban insurgents attacked a tiny US outpost
It was one of the bloodiest battles of the war and resulted in two Medal of Honor recipients.
They fought against each other in Iraq. A decade later, they met for tea
A few days later, Abu Hassar and I met, two veterans of the Iraq war though we'd fought on opposite sides. Up to that point, the wars had been the...
How To Listen To A War Story
Why do we, as a society, insist on searching for absolute meaning in stories about war?
Why ‘The Pacific’ is legions better than ‘Band Of Brothers’
In 'Band of Brothers,' the best mankind has to offer is on display. In 'The Pacific,' the worst takes center stage
‘You know the sacrifice now’ — 2 post-9/11 Medal of Honor recipients on the importance of war stories
At a remote outpost in Afghanistan on Oct. 3, 2009, a handful of American soldiers held back an assault by as many as 300 Taliban fighters during the Battle of...
Sh*t Happens — And That’s Not Always A Bad Thing
Here’s the first entry in our Combat Pooping contest, and it’s a strong one. If you have something you think … Continued
A Belligerent Interview With The Ex-Marine Penman Of Grunt Life
In his Iraq War memoir Eat the Apple, Marine infantry veteran Matt Young offers readers a meditation on grunt life … Continued
‘Eat The Apple’ Is The Belligerent, Unflinchingly Honest Iraq War Memoir We Needed
Editor’s note: With self-lacerating wit, Eat The Apple is a new Iraq war memoir that spares nothing and no one, … Continued
Veteran Authors Are Reclaiming The War Story
As we retreat from over a decade of war, the proliferation of war-themed novels and short stories are coming to … Continued