Comments on: The essence of war http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/01/11/the-essence-of-war/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Ken69 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/01/11/the-essence-of-war/comment-page-1/#comment-348032 Fri, 03 Feb 2012 04:58:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=24967#comment-348032 One Percent; thats all that serve the USA military these days; when I served it was maybe 15-20% at the end of our war. The bloods still red and the tears are very real! SO SAD

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By: SgtS http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/01/11/the-essence-of-war/comment-page-1/#comment-348000 Wed, 25 Jan 2012 14:05:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=24967#comment-348000 Farick: So you are telling me the member of the medical staff is the actual casualty of war, not a Marine or soldier who was in a firefight and then became a triple amputee at a medical station like this? F— you, sir/ma’am. I have had great respect for Corpsman and medical staff while I have been deployed, but many of them don’t experience the start of the event, the actual injury taking place. Imagine what that does to a Marine, to see your friend shot through the neck or blown up, they are the ones that have those feelings… not some doctor who just met the guy.

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By: MedicRN http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/01/11/the-essence-of-war/comment-page-1/#comment-347999 Wed, 25 Jan 2012 11:47:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=24967#comment-347999 Thank you for telling our story. It means a lot to us to be able to give someone an article back home to tell our story so we dont have to. It was a pleasure to have you stand with us as we worked during the time you were here. You are always welcome back, if only for a good cup of coffee and conversation.

The 628th FST

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By: AliBaskerville http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/01/11/the-essence-of-war/comment-page-1/#comment-347973 Mon, 16 Jan 2012 09:22:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=24967#comment-347973 I enjoyed reading this as I was covering a similar subject last year with the British soldiers in the main hospital at Camp Bastion. It’s nice to read this and know that someone shares a similar view as I struggled to make sense of it once I was past the aesthetic decisions of the imagery during the shoot and edit process. Thanks for posting.

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By: scavenqer http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/01/11/the-essence-of-war/comment-page-1/#comment-347972 Sun, 15 Jan 2012 17:14:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=24967#comment-347972 Thank you.

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By: Liyw http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/01/11/the-essence-of-war/comment-page-1/#comment-347970 Sun, 15 Jan 2012 10:31:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=24967#comment-347970 put me in tears, thank you for the truth of war!

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By: capitalP http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/01/11/the-essence-of-war/comment-page-1/#comment-347969 Sun, 15 Jan 2012 07:51:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=24967#comment-347969 None of the soldiers getting injured or dying are involved in protectng the US, they signed up for Invasion of a country !

This is just collateral damage for the Republicans and Democrats, in their quest for Foreign Policy implementation.

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By: ST1979 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/01/11/the-essence-of-war/comment-page-1/#comment-347968 Sun, 15 Jan 2012 06:53:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=24967#comment-347968 Thank you, Umit. The photographs you took are so hard hitting. The world would be such a better place if people in power, politicians, dictators can see what their decisions and their politics do to men and women who are sent to the front lines. What is truly heart breaking is when you start wondering about the soldiers who do survive their horrific wounds. What quality of life are they left with if at all? It makes you realize that war is never a good thing. No matter where it takes place and between whom. You can’t put a price tag on peace nor on human life.

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By: diablito23 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/01/11/the-essence-of-war/comment-page-1/#comment-347967 Sun, 15 Jan 2012 05:40:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=24967#comment-347967 every american soldier,airman,marine,sailor enjoy the ultimate sacriface because when they sign they endorse a blank check with sometimes is paid in full with their own life. PO1_USNR

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By: kellycfa http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/01/11/the-essence-of-war/comment-page-1/#comment-347966 Sun, 15 Jan 2012 04:38:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=24967#comment-347966 wars have always been the ultimate way to settle conflicts since early man..the difference lies in the weapons they use and the rhetoric that comes before it. if the way man can evolutionize wars u wonder jus when man can evolutionize the way we think about wars such that it can no longer be a deeply ingrained instinct in us from the lowest to the highest of intellect human dna.
it was never worth it for every parent but worth it for every govt that calls for it..yet politicians dont send their kids to be grunts. these images serve to remind us the structure of govts that we need to dimantle..what is good for the state may not necessarily be good for the family and vice versa..but i strongly suspect that the values of a strong family builds a strong nation.

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