Posts Tagged: modern war

The Modern War Novel

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As modern warfare has changed, so has the war novel. The Believer’s blog has an interview with author Aaron Gwyn, where he discusses his latest novel and the changing reality of the American soldier: Drone operators in the American Southwest pull the triggers that send Hellfire missiles into Taliban camps, then leave work, and go […]

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How Western Pop Music is Being Used as ‘Touchless Torture’ by the American military

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From Frieze Magazine: “As reported by the BBC, the Guardian, the Associated Press, Newsweek, The Nation, Mother Jones, SPIN and others (while mocked by right-wing columnists from the Chicago Tribune and The New York Sun), Western pop music has been employed to disorient, ‘prolong capture shock’ and ‘break’ detainees into confession, often through a strategic […]

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