A Marine’s Eye View

Maj. Ben Connable, a Marine who is in his third tour of duty in the Middle East, has some interesting thoughts on how the view from the ground differs from that of “writers viewing the world through a soda straw.”

FILED UNDER: Iraq War, Middle East
James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.