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Iraq

  • The Long Road Home

    On October 26th, I had the opportunity to attend the premiere of National Geographic’s new mini-series “The Long Road Home.” Based on the 2007 book by Emmy Award-winning ABC White House…

  • Rule Number Two

    Rule Number Two: Lessons I Learned in a Combat Hospital starts with a letter from the author, former Lieutenant Commander Heidi Kraft, to her twins, Brian and Megan. In it, Kraft explains…

  • Fire and Forget

    “Permission to speak, ma’am.” “Permission denied.” I sometimes joke that I miss being able to have the above conversation. Now that we’re out, though, I don’t get stop anyone from saying…

  • The Yellow Birds

    Poetic but pickled. Those were the words that kept coming to mind as I read the bestselling novel The Yellow Birds by Iraq veteran Kevin Powers. Awarded the 2013 PEN/Hemingway Award…