No Man's Land: Preparing for War and Peace in Post-9/11 America

No Man's Land: Preparing for War and Peace in Post-9/11 America

As the post-9/11 wars wind down, a literature professor at West aspect explores what it ability for infantrymen, and our nation, to be stuck among struggle and peace

Elizabeth D. Samet, a professor of English at West element and the writer of the severely acclaimed Soldier's Heart, got here to query her settled knowing of post-9/11 the United States as a transparent arc from peace to struggle. through the years, as she reckoned together with her experiences-from a trip to a ward of wounded strive against veterans to her correspondence with former cadets-Samet used to be ended in profoundly reconsider the decade, an ambiguous passage that has left deep yet difficult-to-read lines on our nationwide psyche, our tradition, our politics, and, so much particularly, a complete new release of army pros. How will a kingdom that has refused to grapple in truth with those wars think its postwar responsibilities?
Samet calls the instant within which we are living, mendacity because it does someplace among conflict and peace, a "no man's land." She takes the reader on a bright journey of that panorama, populated as a lot through the scars of warfare as by way of the standard realities of existence at the domestic entrance. Grounded in Samet's adventure as a instructor of destiny military officials, No Man's Land is a relocating, pressing exam of what it ability to barter the tensions among soldier and civilian, among "over right here" and "over there."

The perspectives expressed during this booklet are the author's and don't unavoidably replicate these of the us army Academy, the dept of the military, or the dep. of Defense.

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