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Book Review: 'The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq' is a masterpiece

“The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq” by C.J. Chivers. Simon & Schuster, 374 pages, $28. For 16 years, America has been in a state of constant war in Afghanistan and Iraq. The fi... read more

Military Times' best books of 2018: 10 can’t-miss military reads

Here are the most unforgettable books of 2018, works that deserve and then command your attention. This year, your Military Times reviewer offered readers reviews ... The Fighters: Americans in Combat ... read more

EXCLUSIVE: General mulls more fighters in Afghanistan

A military source involved in Afghanistan planning told The Washington Times that ... strategy for Iraq; and Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Also in the group ... read more

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Finally, a Realistic Iraq War Novel

He’s since co-edited Fire and Forget, a collection of short stories about Iraq and Afghanistan and written a non-fiction book about facing ... and plans to conclude combat operations there in 2014. At ... read more


Noncombat deadly for military civilians working in Afghanistan

Although American officials debate the merit of expanding the war against the Islamic State terrorist group in Iraq and Syria, Washington keeps three times as many service members in Afghanistan ... f... read more

There Are No War Heroes: A Veteran's Review Of American Sniper

American ... fighters we call terrorists heroes or monsters—it makes them human. So I was ultimately not impressed by American Sniper, but I'm clearly in the minority. And ultimately, it's far more im... read more

Why It's Time For America To Leave Afghanistan Behind

Making things a little more complicated for an American withdrawal is the arrival of militants from ISIS, who have set up operations in eastern Afghanistan. Calling themselves the Islamic State of Ira... read more

This Shadowy Afghan Unit Fights Alongside America's Most Elite Forces

In late 2014, Khan and his fighters ... 2009, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Defense established the unit with help from members of the 75th Ranger Regiment to assist the Americans on kill or capture missi... read more

Infantry: Canadians Teach What They Know In Iraq

The military responded that this was not exactly involving Canadian troops in combat. Calling in air strikes is something you want to entrust to people with experience especially since Canada also has ... read more

From “Freedom-Fighters” to the Islamic State: The Mutation of Jihad

This produced fighters whose worldview was ... according to Hamid, the American embassy bombings came as a surprise to al Qaeda in Afghanistan. It is not possible to tell from the book whether Hamid’s ... read more

Telly Award-Winning "Story in the Public Square" Program Has Expanded Weekly Broadcasts

Pulitzer winner and author of the recent best-selling book, “The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq.” The audio version of the series is broadcast multiple times each weekend on Sir... read more

Front-line fighters wary of repealing ‘don’t ask’

U.S. combat forces have voiced strong reservations about the ... armor and special operations - that is most important because they are doing the majority of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Said the ... read more



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