On Veterans Day, Who Should Thank Whom?

“You weep for Santiago, and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. (…) You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. (…) I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to … Continue reading “On Veterans Day, Who Should Thank Whom?”

90,000 Casualties, but Who’s Counting?

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect new data on total casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan. Veterans Day arrives tomorrow, and with it, the anticipated harvest of heartbreaking anecdotes driving the press coverage and our ever wandering attention back to less desirable realities: the disfigured but persevering hero, the homeless warrior, the unemployable … Continue reading “90,000 Casualties, but Who’s Counting?”