MDL tossed this our way, and we are glad he did.
For many of you, this will undoubtedly sound a familiar note. For over a decade now, operations overseas offered tens of thousands of young American men a good opportunity to go and do what young men have done for centuries. One need neither to love the cause nor hate it– nor, indeed, to embrace the idea– to recognize the allure of the promise of a good hard fight against a capable adversary in a far-off and storied land.
So, when the fighting stops, what then? For many of them, it’ll be a hard adjustment.