U.S. military engagement in Afghanistan and Iraq stretches back for almost a generation. For many Americans, those wars have been defining elements of their lives. For others, they are events far away that simply do not affect them. In what Booklist has called a "searing, contemplative, and unforgettable memoir … perhaps the finest writing about the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts that has been published to date," former Marine Elliot Ackerman returns to the places he fought to learn the names of those he fought against.
Analyst Ryan Bohl, who covers the Middle East and North Africa for Stratfor, sat down with Ackerman recently to talk about those trips and the book he wrote detailing his experiences, Places and Names: On War, Revolution and Returning.
- Places and Names: On War, Revolution and Returning, by Elliot Ackerman
- From the Somme to the Persian Gulf, Lessons on Shows of Force
- Like it or Not in Iraq, U.S. Ties Are Here To Stay
- Familiar Issues Cloud Prospects for Afghan Peace
- As Terrorists Settle Into the Sahel, West Africa Prepares for Battle
- The Jihadist Wars
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