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.”

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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.

Comments

  1. Through A Soda Straw
    It’s refreshing to see this in USAToday. Too often these items don’t get any attention at all. In May of last year, I was sitting with some fellow officers back in Diwaniyah, Iraq, the offensive successful and the country liberated…