09 November 2013


I have been reading Ann Jones' remarkable They Were Soldiers (Chicago, 2013) — moving but unsentimental, no-nonsense reporting on the human cost of war in Afghanistan (and elsewhere in the world to-day) — not just the mounting numbers of casualties, but the meaning of death, injury, suicide, and lifelong trauma for the mostly youthful military and their families.

I purchased it as an e-book to read on my iPad.