U.S. Troops, Wired for War

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A U.S. soldier logs on at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan / Jorge Silva / Reuters

Fascinating peek into the electronic lives of U.S. troops in Afghanistan by TIME’s John Wendle:

The men who started out in 2001 as Generation Kill have transformed into Generation iPod. As technology has become miniaturized and more portable, U.S. soldiers have increasingly taken laptops, terabytes of movies and video-game systems into war zones to kill downtime.

Read the full thing here.