A classic of war reporting...The authors stories give heart-rending meaning to the lives and deaths of these men and women, even if policymakers generally have not.The New York TimesPulitzer Prize winner C.J. Chivers unvarnished account of modern combat, told through the eyes of the fighters who have waged Americas longest wars.More than 2.7 million Americans have served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001. C.J. Chivers reported from both wars from their beginnings. The Fighters vividly conveys the physical and emotional experience of war as lived by six combatants: a fighter pilot, a corpsman, a scout helicopter pilot, a grunt, an infantry officer, and a Special Forces sergeant.Chivers captures their courage, commitment, sense of purpose, and ultimately their suffering, frustration, and moral confusion as new enemies arise and invasions give way to counterinsurgency duties for which American forces were often not prepared.The Fighters is a tour de force, a portrait of mode...
|Title||:||The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq|
|Number of Pages||:||400 pages|
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The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq Reviews
This is one tough read. This journalist shows the waste, poor planning, and ineptitude of self aggrandizement by the Congress and the armed forces brass in this seemingly endless war to save the lives of people who no longer believe us by verbally delving into the lives of a number of combatants in all branches of the US armed forces. If the reader is in a paramedical field or law enforcement, there will be triggers in the graphic descriptions of incidents and results. He covers the time from ea ...more
A different spin on the typical book of soldiers at war like Band of Brothers. Follows Americans through multiple combat tours spanning several years and both Iraq and Afghanistan. Show the real cost that over a decade of war had on these warriors.
Exceptional writing, some of the most moving and insightful about the recent conflicts. He puts readers into the minds of grunts, operators, helicopter pilots and fighter/bomber pilots. He paints a vivid picture of combat, of loss, of the fog of war, and of the impact it has on the participants on their loved ones. It is well worth the read on those grounds alone. His account of a meeting between a wounded warrior, his mother, and former President Bush is a poignant look at the struggles of all ...more
Recently, C. J. Chivers appeared on Book TV/C-SPAN and describes how he went about writing his new book, THE FIGHTERS: AMERICANS IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. After 9/11 the US military mission was to root out and defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Chivers, a New York Times investigative correspondent argues that the mission was accomplished in a few weeks, but after seventeen years, we as a nation still find ourselves supporting the governments in Kabul and Baghdad with thousa ...more