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Former Army Captain Discusses Valuable Lessons He Learned on the Battlefield

How does a military leader deal with the loss of one of his soldiers on the battlefield? What kind of training do our nation's military leaders receive in preparation for war? What does a person lea

Former Army Captain Discusses Valuable Lessons He Learned on the Battlefield

Maureen Cavanaugh: Even after years of training at West Point and Army Ranger school, when the moment comes to make a decision under fire, a soldier learns that nothing really prepares you for war.

That's one of the realizations made in a memoir of service in Afghanistan called The Unforgiving Minute. It follows a young man's journey from his student days at West Point, to being a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, to coming of age during the attacks of 9-11, and leading a command as a US Army Captain in Afghanistan.

Craig Mullaney will be discussing The Unforgiving Minute tonight at 6:15pm at the Revelle Forum , which will be held at the Neurosciences Institute on the campus of UCSD.

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