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Join author J. Kael Weston for a lecture and discussion of his book, The Mirror Test: America at War in Iraq and Afghanistan. Weston spent seven years on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan working for the U.S. State Department. Upon returning home, traveling throughout the United States to pay his respects to the dead and wounded, he wondered what lessons, if any, could be learned from these wars. In this important book, Weston questions, interprets, and explains our wars in the Middle East through a tapestry of voices--Iraqi, Afghan, and American--taking readers across California and Fallujah, Khost and Colorado. Along the way we meet generals, corporals, and captains, former Taliban fighters, Afghan schoolteachers, SEAL teams, imams, and many Marines.