An American Soldier - Study Guide Epilogue Summary & Analysis

Tommy Franks
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The epilogue, subtitled "Creases in History," gives Franks' summation of the events in Iraq. Franks firmly believes that coalitions, and not national armies, will win the wars of the future.

In looking at Iraq in 2003, after the main combat operations are over, he is angry that so many people are still being killed. Franks does not like the way the press labels the enemy as 'insurgents' and 'resistance,' and considers them to be violent young men who are mostly out of work. Franks believes the solution is to provide them with job opportunities and education, and underscores how the United States is actively rebuilding schools and other infrastructure. Franks does not like the prison abuses at Abu Ghraib, but emphasizes that the Iraqis committed many more murders and atrocities that are not played up in the press.

Franks believes that the Iraqis destroyed their weapon piles...

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