Black hearts: one platoon's descent into madness in Iraq's triangle of death

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This is the story of a small group of soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division's fabled 502nd Infantry Regiment-a unit known as the Black Heart Brigade. Deployed in late 2005 to Iraq's so-called Triangle of Death, a veritable meat grinder just south of Baghdad, the Black Hearts found themselves in arguably the country's most dangerous location at its most dangerous time.Hit by near-daily mortars, gunfire, and roadside bomb attacks, suffering from a particularly heavy death toll, and enduring a chronic breakdown in leadership, members of one Black Heart platoon-1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion-descended, over their year-long tour of duty, into a tailspin of poor discipline, substance abuse, and brutality.Four 1st Platoon soldiers would perpetrate one of the most heinous war crimes U.S. forces have committed during the Iraq War-the rape of a fourteen-year-old Iraqi girl and the cold-blooded execution of her and her family. Three other 1st Platoon soldiers would be overrun at a remote outpost-one killed immediately and two taken from the scene, their mutilated corpses found days later booby-trapped with explosives.Black Hearts is an unflinching account of the epic, tragic deployment of 1st Platoon. Drawing on hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews with Black Heart soldiers and first-hand reporting from the Triangle of Death, Black Hearts is a timeless story about men in combat and the fragility of character in the savage crucible of warfare. But it is also a timely warning of new dangers emerging in the way American soldiers are led on the battlefields of the twenty-first century.
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subject_facet HISTORY / Military / Iraq War (2003-2011), Iraq War, 2003- -- Atrocities -- Iraq -- Maḥmūdīyah, Iraq War, 2003- -- Psychological aspects, Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Atrocities -- Iraq -- Maḥmūdīyah, Murder -- Iraq -- Maḥmūdīyah, Rape -- Iraq -- Maḥmūdīyah, Soldiers -- Iraq -- Psychology, United States. -- Army. -- Airborne Division, 101st, War crimes -- Iraq -- Maḥmūdīyah
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title Black hearts : one platoon's descent into madness in Iraq's triangle of death
title_display Black hearts : one platoon's descent into madness in Iraq's triangle of death
title_full Black hearts : one platoon's descent into madness in Iraq's triangle of death / Jim Frederick, Black hearts : one platoon's descent into madness in Iraq's triangle of death [electronic resource] / Jim Frederick
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title_sort black hearts one platoon's descent into madness in iraq's triangle of death
title_sub one platoon's descent into madness in Iraq's triangle of death
topic HISTORY / Military / Iraq War (2003-2011), Iraq War, 2003- Atrocities Iraq Maḥmūdīyah, Iraq War, 2003- Psychological aspects, Iraq War, 2003-2011 Atrocities Iraq Maḥmūdīyah, Murder Iraq Maḥmūdīyah, Rape Iraq Maḥmūdīyah, Soldiers Iraq Psychology, United States. Army. Airborne Division, 101st, War crimes Iraq Maḥmūdīyah
topic_facet Atrocities, Iraq War, 2003-, Iraq War, 2003-2011, Murder, Psychological aspects, Psychology, Rape, Soldiers, War crimes