The War Comes Home: Washington's Battle Against America's Veterans (University of California Press)
the first book to systematically document the U.S. government's neglect of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. As you know, I reported extensively from Iraq during the first three years of this war and have been reporting on the plight of veterans ever since. The book levels a devastating indictment against the US government for its bald neglect of soldiers and its disingenuous reneging on their benefits. Regardless of who's elected President next week, he will have to deal with this crisis or face a repeat of the shameless treatment of the Vietnam generation.

Former Senator and Vietnam Veteran Max Cleland says The War Comes Home is "a must-read for anyone who wants to make the phrase, 'Support the Troops,' more than a slogan."

Event date: 
Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Skylight Books