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March 29, 2012

Gathering Menace

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Since 2006, journalist Neil Shea has embedded with American military units in Afghanistan and Iraq, at times watching soldiers and Marines behave selfishly or meanly. He recently wrote about it in the American Scholar. He speaks with Dick about traveling with the Destroyer unit, and wondering about the responsible way to describe moments when soldiers shot animals, roughed up prisoners and destroyed civilian property.

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