A friend pointed me to this set of photos from the war in Afghanistan.
Truly amazing. Many of these are brilliant, but I think the most striking one shows all the soldiers sleeping in their fighting-holes… but it looks like they’re lying in graves. The children playing in terrible conditions–prison, refugee camps, wherever they were–also stayed with me for a long time.
For people like me who’ve never seen combat, these pics drove home to me how ugly battle really is and how dangerous the conditions are. I can’t even imagine myself in battle; I just don’t think I could handle it. I’m curious what those of you with military experience think of these pictures.