Worth a listen

hat tip reader coberly

Fresh Air from WHYY

IraqIn Iraq, Tactical Theory Put Into Practice

Lt. Col. John Nagl wrote the textbook on counterinsurgency — literally. Nagl was part of the team that drafted a U.S. Army field manual on counterinsurgency. Having completed his tour in Iraq, Nagl talks about how military theory was put into practice in the region.
Web Extra: Read an Excerpt

PoetrySoldier-Poet Brian Turner, Framing War In Verse

For soldier Brian Turner, words have the impact of bullets. His poems provide a first- person account of war; The New York Times praised their “attention to both the terrors and the beauty he found among Iraq’s ruins.”
Web Extra: Read Brian Turner’s Poetry