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Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan: Eyewitness Accounts of the Occupations

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About the Author

Formed in the aftermath of the US invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, IVAW has hundreds of members in dozens of cities across the country who actively participate in efforts to bring an immediate end to the war. Aaron Glantz is an independent journalist who has covered the Iraq war from the front lines. He is the author of How America Lost Iraq (2005, Tarcher) and a forthcoming book on the Iraq War from the University of California Press.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Haymarket Books (September 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931859655
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931859653
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #623,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Dahr Jamail on September 23, 2008
Format: Paperback
Aaron Glantz, and Iraq Veterans Against the War, have written an extremely important historical document of the Winter Soldier hearings. Here are a few of my comments from a review I did of the book for Inter Press Service (IPS):

Aside from the Iraqi people, nobody knows what the U.S. military is doing in Iraq better than the soldiers themselves. A new book gives readers vivid and detailed accounts of the devastation the U.S. occupation has brought to Iraq, in the soldiers' own words.

"Winter Soldier Iraq and Afghanistan: Eyewitness Accounts of the Occupation," published by Haymarket Books Tuesday, is a gut-wrenching, historic chronicle of what the U.S. military has done to Iraq, as well as its own soldiers.

Four days of searing testimony, witnessed by this writer, is consolidated into the book, which makes for a difficult read. One page after another is filled with devastating stories from the soldiers about what is being done in Iraq.

Everything from the taking of "trophy" photos of the dead, to torture and slaughtering of civilians is included.

"We're trying to build a historical record of what continues to happen in this war and what the war is really about," Glantz told IPS.

Glantz admits that it would be difficult for the average U.S. citizen to read the book, and believes it is important to keep in mind while doing so what it took for the veterans to give this historic testimony.

"They could have been heroes, but what they are doing here is even more heroic -- which is telling the truth," Glantz told IPS. "They didn't have to come forward. They chose to come forward."
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The Americans have committed many war crimes in Afghanistan. They say that since the Taliban does lots of bad things, we can too. No civilized person, or army for that matter, should stoop to the level of the Taliban. I thought American soldiers were supposed to be professionals, but I guess I was wrong. This war is immoral and many of the Americans fighting it have done unspeakable things to Afghan civilians. I know because I was there for two tours. This book is highly recommended,
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In their own words, plainly and without anger or exaggeration, veterans decribe what they lived through, and how it changed them. The positive message I derive from this book is that everyday people can reaffirm their ethical orientation and human decency despite being subjected to an appalling process of dehumanization by the armed forces.

This book is essential reading.
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I'm a Veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan (and Bosnia too). These Soldiers and Marines don't speak for me and the hundreds of Soldiers I had the distinction of serving with. What many have described are war crimes (if true), and I question the veracity of their words. People recall and stretch the truth about their expereince, and eye-witnesses are horrible at recalling facts.

If true, hey are guilty for not upholding their own moral responsibilities as servicemembers and that of the people around them.

Finally, many of hte items discussed are just plain wrong and against the TTP's (tactics, techniques and procedures) we follow. One example was "running over bodies", which is an absolute lie. An enemy TTP was to booby trap said corpses and roadside items, and no Soldier worth their salt would active drive over a potential IED.

Don't slander the 3% of Americans who serve in uniform with acknowledging this extreme minority of anecdotes as representing a voice for us.

BTW, I stole Sadaam's gold, really I did.... and ALL my fellow Soldiers did the same (see, it's easy to make up a lie about your combat tour....)
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Any one interested in what is really going on in Iraq and Afghanistan should read this book. It contains authentic testimony of boots on the ground, that is, US Forces and their continuing occupation. SHOCKING EVIDENCE that torture and inconsideration for human life is now government policy, and not just an isolated incident. A must read. *****
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This is essential reading for every American. Whether you support the activity in Iraq and Afghanistan or not, you should know what the network news never tells you.
If you go to the IAVW website, you can watch the video testimonies of what is in this book.
If you say you want to show your support for the men and women serving our country, buying, reading and sharing this book is one way to do it.
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By bj on December 14, 2014
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I've always thought this was a war we should have kept our noses out of. Damn we are slow....
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