Redeployment by Phil Klay
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Some of these stories are had to understand because they're so riddled with acronyms. It's a little frustrating but I suppose the point is that the layperson just doesn't understand.
I think that's really the takeaway for the whole book. If you've never spent any time in a war zone, you can't begin to understand what it is like. You can argue with those that have, you can discuss reasonably, you can listen with your ears as wide open as they'll go and you still won't be able to get it. You won't understand because many of those that have been there and seen it first hand, can't quite understand the whys and hows of war and war zones. It's just not something that makes any sense when you try to wrap your head around it. The best you can do is acknowledge your ignorance.
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