Chris Hedges, former Middle East bureau chief for the New York Times, is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute. He is the author, with Laila Al-Arian, of Collateral Damage and an earlier book, American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America (Free Press).
My father and most of my uncles fought in World War II. I grew up in the
shadow of the war.
There is nothing glorious or gallant about combat.