David Finkel follows his bestselling The Good Soldiers, in which he reported from the frontlines of Baghdad while embedded with the US 2-16 Infantry Battalion, with the ironically titled Thank You for Your Service. In Thank You for Your Service, Finkel once again follows the 2-16, but this time they’re stateside. Finkel compassionately looks at what we ask of soldiers when we send them to war and the consequences that war has on soldiers, their loved ones, and their communities. This candid, somber book is brilliant war-time journalism where Finkel does not put himself in the narrative. This is the story of the remaining 2-16 outlined by Finkel, but also told through their own diaries, emails, text messages, and medical reports.