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A conversation with the author of 'How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything'




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As generations progress, pinpointing the responsibilities of the United States military has become hazy and increasingly unclear.

In addition to the “defending and retaking territory,” Rosa Brooks delves into the ever-growing list of military duties. “How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon,” also reintroduces readers to the term “war” and clarifies what it means today, at a time when much of what we do is performed online.

From cyberattacks to drones, and ongoing wars in Afghanistan to the cultural divide between military and civilian agencies, Brooks sheds light on this new era by giving readers an inside look at her discoveries during her experience working as a high-level Pentagon official.

What are your questions surrounding the military and how it operates? Have you noticed an increase in military involvement?

Guest:

Rosa Brooks, Author of, “How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon (Simon & Schuster, 2016);” Associate dean and law professor, Georgetown University Law Center; and Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation