These descriptions of the Mosul battlefield, the Iraqi Army, and the Free Burma Rangers cannot be found anywhere else. This story is largely un or misreported or simply ignored by the US media. More important is his discussion of the difference between Post Traumatic Stress and Moral Injury. Moral Injury is the real killer of our service members who have returned from combat only to commit suicide. The crucial perspective that Ephraim has on this deadly risk to our warriors is something all of them need to learn BEFORE deploying downrange.
THIS IS NOT ANOTHER NAVY SEAL BOOK WHERE THE AUTHOR INJURES HIMSELF PATTING HIS OWN BACK.
Ephraim's humility shines through at all times, and his documentation of the conditions in Mosul under ISIS are as valuable as they are heartbreaking. His insights, earned under extreme duress and danger, have the power to save lives.