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2015/2016 One Book Selection

Redeployment: Companion Books & Films

Local Veteran's Services

Understanding the Middle East

Resources for Redeployment

About Redeployment

Source: " Redeployment by Phil Klay " by Penguin Press , is licensed under a Standard YouTube License.

From former marine captain and Iraq veteran Phil Klay, a brilliant and hard-hitting collection focusing on the complexities of life for soldiers on the front lines and after.   

Redeployment, C-Span Book TV Event, April 2014

Reading Guides for Redeployment

Other Works by Phil Klay

Missionaries - Klay, Phil

Check your local public library for a copy of Phil Klay's 2020 novel "Missionaries".

US in Iraq

US in Iran

US in Afghanistan

US in Vietnam

Women in Combat

US Veterans

Ethical & Social Issues

The Media

Alternative Press Representations

Video still of soldier and child from Iraq: War and Truth

"Iraq: War and Truth" from Films on Demand

Video still of soldiers from "Vietnam"

"Vietnam" from Films on Demand

Video still from "Images of Conflict", woman and girl with gun

"Images of Conflict: Photographers in the War Zone"  from Films on Demand

Online Videos

Wes Moore joined the US Army to pay for college, but the experience became core to who he is. In this heartfelt talk, the paratrooper and captain -- who went on to write "The Other Wes Moore" -- explains the shock of returning home from Afghanistan. He shares the single phrase he heard from civilians on repeat, and shows why it's just not sufficient. It's a call for all of us to ask veterans to tell their stories -- and listen.

Civilians don't miss war. But soldiers often do. Journalist Sebastian Junger shares his experience embedded with American soldiers at Restrepo, an outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley that saw heavy combat. Giving a look at the "altered state of mind" that comes with war, he shows how combat gives soldiers an intense experience of connection. In the end, could it actually be "the opposite of war" that soldiers miss? 

In war we often see only the frontline stories of soldiers and combat. AT TEDGlobal 2010, Zainab Salbi tells powerful "backline" stories of women who keep everyday life going during conflicts, and calls for women to have a place at the negotiating table once fighting is over.

African Americans have served with honor in the military since the beginning of our Nation's history. That service has not only been notable, it has been exceptional- often in the face of adversity. VA honors the service and sacrifice of all African American Veterans.

Source: " Women Veterans: Tradition, Service, Pride " by U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs , is licensed under a Standard YouTube License.

The history of American women fighting for and defending their country dates back to the Revolutionary War. VA honors the service and sacrifice of all Women Veterans.

Source: " Native American Veterans' Storytelling Project " by Kauffman & Associates, Inc. , is licensed under a Standard YouTube License.

There are tens of thousands of memories held in the hearts and minds of Native Americans who have answered the call of duty by stepping forward to serve in battle under the flag of the United States of America. For the National Museum of the American Indian, KAI interviewed veterans of WW II and the Vietnam War to provide a respectful, dignified, and honoring environment for preserving their stories.

Source: " HISPANICS IN THE MILITARY " by filmmakr40 , is licensed under a Standard YouTube License.

Hispanics in the military.

Source: " This Decorated War Hero Singlehandedly Saved 8,000 Men " by Smithsonian Channel , is licensed under a Standard YouTube License.

When the Chinese army besieged his unit, Lt. Chew-Een Lee proved himself and inspired his men by singlehandedly driving the attackers away. From: UNCOMMON COURAGE: BREAKOUT AT CHOSIN

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