My Nuclear Family

Christopher Brownfield describes his early life in the Navy and how he, a submariner, ended up in Iraq. In My Nuclear Family: Coming of Age in America’s Twenty-first Century Military, he writes about his years serving on a nuclear submarine, his ship’s secret missions in the global war on terror, and why his faith in the entire operation began to erode. He also describes working with General Petraeus and developing plans for energy efficiency, development, and counterinsurgency in Iraq.