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What Have We Done


THE MORAL INJURY OF OUR LONGEST WARS

 

IN STORES NOW

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What Have We Done


THE MORAL INJURY OF OUR LONGEST WARS

 

IN STORES NOW

From Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Wood, a new look at the signature wound of America's 21st century wars

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"Wood has brilliantly articulated the harsh and lasting realities of the moral injury from Iraq and Afghanistan for so many who fought and served honorably. Heartbreaking and compelling!" -- Admiral Mike Mullen, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

"David Wood is the best of the best.  He gets out in the dust and mud and danger with the troops, and they revere him—which I know from them directly." -- Jonathan Shay, MD, PhD, author of Achilles in Vietnam and Odysseus in America

"Read this and you will learn about our soldiers, our wars, and even the times in which we live. If I could, every time I heard someone thank someone else 'for their service,' I’d give both parties a copy of this book." -- Thomas E. Ricks, author Fiasco and The Generals

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What Is "Moral Injury" in War?


What Is "Moral Injury" in War?


Most Americans are now familiar with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its prevalence among troops. In this groundbreaking new book, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Wood examines the far more pervasive, yet less understood, experience of those we send to war: moral injury.

Moral injury is the violation of our fundamental values of right and wrong that so often occurs in the impossible moral dilemmas of modern conflict. 

Featuring portraits of combat veterans and leading mental health researchers, along with Wood's personal observations of war and the young Americans deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, WHAT HAVE WE DONE offers an unflinching look at war and those who volunteer for it: the thrill and pride of service and, too often, the scars of moral injury.

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About David Wood


About David Wood


David Wood, a veteran war reporter, won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting on wounded warriors. A birthright Quaker and raised as a pacifist, Wood has spent more than 30 years covering conflicts around the world, most recently in extended deployments embedded with U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. His new book, WHAT HAVE WE DONE, explores moral injury, the signature wound of America's 21st century wars.