Thursday, October 12, 2006

Rules of Engagement

VANITY FAIR : FEATURES : GENERAL: "On November 19, 2005, in Haditha, during Kilo Company's third tour of duty in Iraq, a land mine planted by insurgents exploded beneath a Humvee, killing a 20-year-old Marine. What happened next—the slaughter of 24 Iraqi men, women, and children—was not entirely an aberration. These actions were rooted in the very conduct of the war. As the men of Kilo Company face investigation, the author exposes the political, military, and human realities that now make such carnage routine"

William Langewiesche is Vanity Fair's international correspondent. His next book, Atomic Bazaar: The Rise of the Nuclear-Armed Poor, will be published next year by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Before joining V.F. earlier this year, he spent 15 years covering the Middle East and much of the rest of the world for The Atlantic. He has been working in Iraq since 2003.

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