In two books on Afghanistan, Anand Gopal and Carlotta Gall each point to the absurdity of America's longest war.
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Every war movie is in essence a pro-war movie, even when it tries to be against war.
In Iraq, my perception of good and evil began to erode. What I lost was a world that made moral sense.
Holidays evoke moments of reflection. Americans just celebrated Memorial Day, a time to honor those who have fought and died in wars for the nation. Traditionally, people hold parades, gather in cemeteries and rally around monuments to fallen soldiers. Perhaps it was fitting, then, both that President Barack Obama delivered a signal speech on the war on terror last week and that Google bestowed the honor of “Google doodle of 2013” to Sabrina Brady, a Wisconsin teenager who depicted her father’s return from a tour of duty in Iraq.
There's a danger in making veterans into secular saints. The saints don’t need us to give their deaths meaning; they died fully rewarded.
Christians would be outraged if they learned of Muslims burning the Bible. Muslims have an even greater reverence for their holy book.
Mike is a veteran who attended college on the new GI Bill. When he walked into my office, I knew something was wrong.