We didn’t look beyond the border. Now we feel like we’re this swirling mass of humanity—it takes a toll when you know everything—it damages you.
We had hanged Saddam over Christmas and the war in Iraq had stopped. At least in Ramadi.
Army PFC J.P. Lawrence deployed to Iraq after the 2006 Sunni Awakening. He shares his stories of the Post-9/11 Iraq invasion and reflects on false narratives of war.
Peter Lucier missed the fighting days of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. He describes the lack of strategy plaguing this era of war on the anniversary of 9/11.