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The fighters : Americans in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq

by Chivers, C. J. (Author)

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"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-... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • 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.