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