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The fighters : Americans in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq / C.J. Chivers.

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  • ISBN: 9781451676648
  • ISBN: 1451676646
  • ISBN: 9781451676662
  • ISBN: 1451676662
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 374 pages : maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018.
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Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Into Afghanistan : Lieutenant Layne McDowell and the retaliatory air campaign -- Into Iraq : Sergeant First Class Leo Kryszewski and the kill zone at al-Kaed Bridge -- A rising insurgency : Sergeant First Class Leo Kryszewski and the rocket attacks -- Mission creep : Hospital Corpsman Dustin E. Kirby and a family at war -- Occupation : Chief Warrant Officer Michael Slebodnik and the Air Cavalry in Iraq -- Stateside rotation : Lieutenant Commander Layne McDowell's dream -- Economy of force : Petty Officer Dustin Kirby and the Route Chicago Shooting Gallery -- The price : Chief Warrant Officer Mike Slebodnik and the Air Cavalry in Afghanistan -- We're here because we're here : Specialist Robert Soto and Viper Co in the Korengal -- Last push : First Lieutenant Jarrod Neff and a battle to turn the tide of the war -- Reassessment : Commander Layne McDowell and the satisfaction of restraint -- Return : Dustin Kirby's comeback.
Summary, etc.:
"Almost 2.5 million Americans have served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001. C.J. Chivers has reported from both fronts from the beginning, walking side by side with combatants for more than a dozen years. He describes the experience of war today as it is endured by those most at risk--the camaraderie and profound sense of purpose, alongside courage, frustration, and moral confusion mixed with technical precision. In these remote places where the reason for their presence is sometimes not clear, these young men kill or are killed, facing palpable and often constant threat of ambush or hidden bombs. They repeatedly return, rushing toward danger, often to rescue the wounded in wars that escalate around them as the Pentagon changes doctrines and plans. Weaving a history of the war through troops' experiences, the characters in The Fighters climb into an F-14 cockpit for the opening strikes after the attacks of 9/11, hunt for Osama bin Laden along the Pakistani border, chase insurgent rocket teams with helicopters alongside American bases, face snipers in a hostile city in Anbar Province in Iraq, and engage in deadly counterguerilla warfare in the soaring mountains of the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan. Some suffer terribly. All are changed. They return home, uncertain of their place in the world and what their wars have achieved. Chivers accompanied combatants over many years and multiple tours, including many of the characters in this book, developing deep understanding of the experience of combat in our times. The Fighters, his tour de force, tells a history of America's longest wars as well as the lives of the volunteers who have waged them"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Soldiers > United States > Biography.
United States > Armed Forces > Biography.
Afghan War, 2001- > Personal narratives, American.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 > Personal narratives, American.

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