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Sunday, July 5 • 9:30am - 11:00am
Eyewitness to the War on Terror: America's Wars on Iraq and Afghanistan

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Trillions have been spent and more than a million lives have been lost since the US waged its “Global War on Terror” nearly fourteen years ago. Anand Gopal, a veteran war reporter, and Rory Fanning, a former US army ranger, will share their direct experiences with this war by discussing their time in Iraq and Afghanistan; as well as the devastating effects US foreign policy has had on the these two countries.

Recommended Books Available in the Haymarket Room:
No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes by Anand Gopal
Worth Fighting For: An Army Ranger's Journey Out of the Military and Across America by Rory Fanning
Aftermath: Following the Bloodshed of America's Wars in the Muslim World by Nir Rosen

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Rory Fanning

Rory Fanning walked across the United States for the Pat Tillman Foundation in 2008–2009, following two deployments to Afghanistan with the 2nd Army Ranger Battalion. He is a war resister, military counter recruiter, and writer living in Chicago, Illinois. His book Worth Fighting For: An Army Ranger’s Journey Out of the Military and Across America was published by Haymarket Books in November 2014.  | | His writing has... Read More →
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Anand Gopal

Anand Gopal has served as an Afghanistan correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and The Christian Science Monitor, and has reported on the Middle East and South Asia for Harper’s, The Nation, The New Republic,Foreign Policy, and other publications.


Sunday July 5, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Grant Park C

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