War: an uphill battle

Sebastian Junger’s book, War, is as much a meditation on war as it is a first-hand account of the war in the mountains of Afghanistan.

“Wars are fought with very heavy machinery that works best on top of the biggest hill in the area and used against men who are lower down. That, in a nutshell, is military tactics, and it means that an enormous amount of war-fighting simply consists of carrying heavy loads uphill.”