The Story of the Surge
In 2007 and 2008, David Finkel was in Iraq reporting on 'the surge.' Selected stories that appeared in the Post are below.
(April 25, 2007)
(April 9, 2007)
(July 27, 2007)
Beneath every policy decision made in Washington are soldiers who live with those decisions every day.
If you've ever wondered what the surge felt like, this is what it felt like.
Find information about each U.S. service member who has died in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001.
About The Author
Finkel is the national enterprise editor of The Washington Post. He joined the Post in 1990 and has reported from Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, and throughout the United States and was part of the Post's war coverage in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kosovo. Finkel won a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting in 2006 for a series of stories about U.S.-funded democracy efforts in Yemen.
About the Book
The Good Soldiers tells the story of 'the surge' through the experiences of a battalion of soldiers known as the 2-16: who they were, what happened to them, and who they became.
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Praise for 'The Good Soldiers'
"David Finkel has written the most unforgettable book of the Iraq War, a masterpiece that will far outlast the fighting."
--David Maraniss, author of They Marched into Sunlight
"From a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer at the height of his powers comes an incandescent and profoundly moving book: powerful, intense, enraging. This may be the best book on war since the Iliad."
--Geraldine Brooks, author of People of the Book and March