'The Fighters' Lays Bare the Reality for U.S. Troops in Afghanistan, Iraq

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C.J. Chivers is the author most recently of "The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq." (Photo: Mick Chivers)

After 17 years of conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq, more than 2.7 million Americans have been deployed there -- 7,000 of those have died. In his new book, "The Fighters," Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times correspondent C.J. Chivers portrays the two wars through the experiences of six individuals stationed in the region. Chivers joins Forum to discuss what the moment-by-moment experiences of those in combat reveal about the legacy and ongoing consequences of U.S. military involvement in the Middle East.

Guests:

C.J. Chivers, writer-at-large, The New York Times Magazine; author, "The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq" and "The Gun"

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