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Through veterans' eyes : the Iraq and Afghanistan experience

Author: Larry Minear
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Scores of interviews, soldier's quotes, photos, and expression of their service and views on issues critical to the nation combine to create this is composite narrative of the experiences of U.S. service personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan. Duty, service, politics, cultural and ethical challenges, relationships to local populations, and reentry into American society are all presented in thematic chapters.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
Biographies
Personal narratives, American
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Minear, Larry, 1936-
Through veterans' eyes.
Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, ©2010
(OCoLC)745176994
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Minear
ISBN: 9781597974868 1597974862 9781597974905 1597974900
OCLC Number: 428644073
Description: xxv, 243 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
pt. 1. The setting --
The global war on terror --
pt. 2. The experience --
Enlistment and patriotism --
Politics and professionalism --
Coping with unfamiliarity and violence --
Wrestling with ethical issues --
Winning hearts and minds --
Working with private contractors --
Dealing with the media and public opinion --
pt. 3. Reentry --
Reestablishing normalcy --
Accessing institutional resources --
The global war on terror and earlier wars --
Listening to veterans.
Responsibility: Larry Minear ; foreword by Richard G. Lugar ; preface by Bob Patrick.

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As of early 2010, more than two million U.S. troops have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yet the American public is neither much engaged in the issues of these two wars nor particularly knowledgeable  Read more...

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It is essential that this volume (or something like it) be widely read before the nation cavalierly commits its troops to battle. Thus, Minear has rendered a valuable service in publishing this book. Read more...

 
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