Young Marine corps veteran Elliot Ackerman discusses his new novel which gives voice to one of the consequences of war- a sense of meaning which he compares to crystal meth. He also finds common ground with his former enemies and speaks about the view Afghanistan soldiers have of Americans providing guidance and assistance. He quotes Keats from WWI and does a brilliant job articulating one of the vital aspects of the complex and invisible wounds of war. He also speaks about the ‘economics’ of ongoing war and provides insights that appear elusive to our command structure. I urge you to listen and reflect.