by Chris Hedges and Laila Al Arian
published by Nation Books
price 13.99 [pounds sterling] hardback
In this expose of a military occupation gone awry, Chris Hedges and Laila Al Arian reveal the terrifying reality of daily civilian life in Iraq at the hands of US troops. Based on hundreds of hours of interviews with combat veterans, Collateral Damage represents the largest number of named eyewitnesses from within the US military to have testified on the record. These veterans, many of whom have come to oppose the war, explain the tactics and operations that have turned many Iraqis against the US military.
They describe convoys of dozens of vehicles roaring down Iraqi roads, jumping...