What Michael Herr’s
Dispatches did for Vietnam, veteran correspondent Dexter Filkins’
The Forever War has now done for Iraq. He spent more than a decade reporting from the wars in the Middle East. He witnessed a public execution at a soccer stadium in Kabul, stumbled through the rubble of the World Trade Center on September 11, followed Marines in their brutal battle in Fallujah. "
The Forever War lacks a coherent narrative or an abiding argument,” Toby Clements
writes for the Telegraph, “but this becomes an illuminating virtue: from the ground, there is no coherence.”
The New York Times raved, “Though Filkins does not rejoice in paradoxes, he never seems to miss one either, and the result is a haunting spiritual witness that will make this volume a part of this awful war’s history.”