By Joshua Welle
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They have been strolling to classification on 11th of September whilst the area exchange heart and Pentagon have been struck. those midshipmen have been quickly to graduate from the Naval Academy right into a kingdom at conflict, the 1st officials to take action for the reason that Vietnam. the boys and girls of the category of 2002 misplaced their adolescence to a decade of deployments and their innocence on battlefields in foreign places. every one tale presents a glimpse into the lives of contemporary day army or Marine Corps officials who have been confronted with specific demanding situations and sacrifices. Their tales poignantly clarify the pains of conflict and demonstrate an international many do not comprehend. Refreshingly sincere, their narratives take readers on a trip from Annapolis to the some distance corners of the area to adventure the original demanding situations of operations at sea, at the land, and within the skies. issues of management and repair are on reveal all through. The editors spent 3 years inviting their classmates to open up their hearts to proportion what they continued at the frontlines. the tip product is an excellent selection of studies that depict what Admiral Mike Mullen, USN (Ret.), seventeenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, calls 'the subsequent maximum generation.' Serving as a digital podium for the voices of these not going to jot down approximately conflict, those first-person money owed of real-world operations are written with humility and admire for these they served with, bringing deserved acceptance to all veterans of this so known as 'Long War.' With a foreword by way of David Gergen.