The Soldier's Guiding Paradox: 'Protect What You Love'

Aug 18, 2014
Originally published on August 18, 2014 6:43 pm

Writer Elliot Ackerman, former Marine officer and veteran of five deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, explains what being a man means to him: It's protecting what you love. Unfortunately, that notion is often at odds with the job of a soldier.

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