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Luis Montalvan and Aaron Glantz
Former Army Capt. Luis Carlos Montalván served two tours in Iraq
leading cavalry elements and advisory teams. He contributed to the 3d
ACR's success in 'Operation Restoring Rights' in Tall Afar in 2005 and
served as a participant in AEI's Iraq Planning Group in 2007. His
published work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Baltimore Sun, The Military Times, NPR, and Abu Dhabi among other media outlets. Luis is presently working on dual Master's degrees in Journalism and Strategic Communications at Columbia University in NYC and is a member of the Council for Emerging National Security Affairs (CENSA). Luis is recovering from wounds sustained in combat and is co-founder of the new humanitarian organization, Iraq Veterans' Refugee Aid Association (IVRAA - http://www.firstgiving.com/iraqveteransrefugeeaidassociation).
Aaron Glantz reported extensively from Iraq over the first three years of the US
occupation and has been covering the stories of America's veterans since his return. He is a Rosalynn Carter Fellow for Mental Health Journalism at the Carter Center.
He is author of the San Francisco Chronicle best-selling book, How America Lost Iraq, (Penguin, 2005), which describes how the war turned
to disaster from the perspective of the Iraqi people.
His most recent book, The War Comes Home: Washington's Battle Against America's Veterans was published in January 2009 by University of California Press.