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Haditha and the Nature of War

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Haditha and the Nature of War

Iraq

Haditha and the Nature of War

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When U.S. marines allegedly killed 24 unarmed Iraqis in Haditha last year, many called it an aberration. Journalist William Langewiesche saw something else. He explains why he thinks violence is rooted in the nature of war itself.

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William Langewiesche, author and journalist for Atlantic Monthly and Vanity Fair

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