Monday, March 28, 2016

NEWSHOUR ESSAY - Friendship in Syria

"Finding friendship in the wreckage of war and revolution" PBS NewsHour 3/23/2016


SUMMARY:  After his last deployment to Afghanistan, decorated Marine veteran and writer Elliot Ackerman went to report on the civil war in Syria.  What he found was friendship and a shared disillusion over the hopes of revolution.  In this essay, Ackerman explores the deep wounds and strong bonds forged by war.

GWEN IFILL (NewsHour):  Now to a NewsHour essay.

Earlier in the week, we heard what it was like to live through the wave of terrorism in Turkey from Elliot Ackerman, a decorated Marine veteran in Iraq and Afghanistan, and author of the new novel “Green on Blue.”

Tonight, Ackerman examines the legacy of a revolution and the deep wounds, but often strong bonds forged by war.

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