Addicted to Combat

W. Thomas Smith Jr., a former Marine who is now a war reporter, writes about theaddiction to combat many feel after having experienced it, the fear not of dying but of being unable to get your story out to the world and the after-effects of conflict on one’s psyche upon return to “The World.”

George Washington himself once wrote, “I have heard the bullets whistle; and believe me, there is something charming in the sound.” And Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee said, “It is well that war is so terrible, lest we grow too fond of it.”

The same sentiments were expressed in My War Gone By, I Miss It So by Anthony Loyd.

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