By Lisa Leitz
Fighting for Peace brings to gentle an enormous but ignored element of competition to the Iraq War—the function of veterans and their households. Drawing on huge player remark and interviews, Lisa Leitz demonstrates how the harrowing conflict reports of veterans and their households stimulated an important variety of them to interact in peace activism.
Married to a army pilot herself, Leitz records how army peace activists created a circulation that allowed them to merge possible contradictory facets in their lives: an intimate relation to the army and antiwar activism. contributors of the circulate strategically deployed their mixed military–peace activist identities to draw media awareness, assert their authority in regards to the army and conflict, and problem dominant pro-war sentiment. through emphasizing the human bills of battle, activists was hoping to mobilize americans and leaders who have been indifferent from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, convey the wars to an finish, and increase courses to keep up returning veterans and their households.
The tales in Fighting for Peace eventually display that America’s all-volunteer strength is contributing to a civilian–military divide that leaves civilians with little connection to the sacrifices of the army. more and more, Leitz indicates, veterans and their households are being left not to in basic terms struggle America’s wars but in addition to struggle opposed to them.
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