Wed, 24 August 2016
Today on HERE & THERE: we begin a review of some our favorite conversations about books with their authors. Ann Jones’ THEY WERE SOLDIERS is an enduring classic of war reporting. Ann focuses on a crucial question the news media are likely to overlook: what happens to wounded American soldiers after they come home from war? The answer will leave you very uncomfortable. Among the many things left out of President George W Bush and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s plans for war in Iraq and Afghanistan was caring for American casualties.