Including items from the Atlantic, Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, and the Philadelphia Inquirer, this assortment is Bowden at his most sensible. The titular article, “The 3 Battles of Wanat,” tells the tale of 1 of the bloodiest days within the warfare in Afghanistan and the intense years-long fallout it generated in the usa army. In “The Killing Machines,” Bowden examines the strategic, felony, and ethical concerns surrounding armed drones. And in a super piece on Kim Jong-un, “The brilliant sunlight of Juche,” he recalibrates our knowing of the world’s youngest and such a lot baffling dictator. additionally incorporated are profiles of newspaper scion Arthur Sulzberger; popular protection lawyer and anti-death-penalty activist Judy Clarke; and David Simon, the writer of “The Wire.”
Absorbing and provocative, The 3 Battles of Wanat is a necessary assortment for lovers of Mark Bowden’s writing, and for a person who enjoys pleasant narrative nonfiction.
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