What Have We Done: The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars

What Have We Done: The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars

by David Wood


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316264150
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 326,666
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

David Wood, a veteran war reporter, is a staff correspondent for the Huffington Post, where he won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting on severely wounded warriors. A birthright Quaker and raised as a pacifist, Wood has spent more than thirty years covering the U.S. military and conflicts around the world, most recently in extended deployments embedded with American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Table of Contents

Author's Note xi

Prologue: The Baptismal Font 3

Chapter 1 It's Wrong, but You Have No Choice 7

Chapter 2 Regardless of the Cost 36

Chapter 3 The Rules: Made to Be Broken 53

Chapter 4 A Friend Was Liquefied 73

Chapter 5 Just War 100

Chapter 6 Trotting Heart, Shell Shock, Moral Injury 116

Chapter 7 Grief Is a Combat Injury 133

Chapter 8 It's Really About Killing 142

Chapter 9 Vulnerable 163

Chapter 10 Betrayed 174

Chapter 11 War Crime 184

Chapter 12 Atheists in the Foxholes 205

Chapter 13 Home 220

Chapter 14 The Touchy-Feely Tough Guys 234

Chapter 15 Listen 261

Acknowledgments 273

Notes 277

Select Bibliography 281

Index 283

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