Peter Van Buren, former foreign service officer for the State Department, is interviewed on We Meant Well, his book on the Iraq War, and Hooper’s War, his new novel about war and PTSD. In a wide ranging interview, Van Buren discusses moral injury and responsibility for the Iraq War in the United States. The long term psychological effects of wartime combat service among veterans and how that correlates to a high suicide rate is just one of many subjects that are discussed in this interview.
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