The Things They Cannot Say: Stories Soldiers Won't Tell You About What They've Seen, Done or Failed to Do in War
What is it like to kill? What is it like to be under fire? How do you know what's right? What can you never forget?
In The Things They Cannot Say, award-winning journalist and author Kevin Sites asks these difficult questions of eleven soldiers and marines, who—by sharing the truth about their wars—display a rare courage that transcends battlefield heroics.
For each of these men, many of whom Sites first met while in Afghanistan and Iraq, the truth means
The Long Road: The National Post in Afghanistan
A decade of war in Afghanistan has cost more than 150 Canadian lives and billions of dollars.
It began without a clear idea of the nature of the operation, when Defence Minister Art Eggleton said he would not use the word “war” as he committed troops to Afghanistan in October, 2001. Nor did anyone know how long the task would take although General Ray Henault, the Chief of Defence Staff, pledged, “We do know that we will contribute … as long as it is