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General's 'Fun to Shoot' Comments Draw Fire

Marine Lt. Gen. Mike Mattis caused an uproar at a recent public appearance by declaring that war can be "a hell of a hoot." Evan Wright, author of Generation Kill and a journalist who was embedded with Mattis' platoon in Iraq, joins NPR's Alex Chadwick to discuss the comment.

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Alex Chadwick
For more than 30 years, Alex Chadwick has been bringing the world to NPR listeners as an NPR News producer, program host and currently senior correspondent. He's reported from every continent except Antarctica.
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