Hugh Martin

Hugh Martin is the author of the poetry collections In Country and The Stick Soldiers. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, GQ, and The Sun. He teaches at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Shooting a Dog

During a deployment in Iraq, a young soldier confronts a fundamental paradox about the masculine temperament in wartime

by Hugh Martin | Thursday, December 14, 2023