Mon, 10 June 2019
The last time America was the home team in a war was 1865, and the war was the Civil War, probably the 4 worst years in American history. Waging American war as the visiting team creates many deep frustrations. One of them is how ignorant most of the folks back home are about the reality soldiers face. Elliot Ackerman new book Places and Names wages war on that ignorance with a truth-telling memoir that ranges from Iraq to Afghanistan to Syria.