Why? It is a good question to ask. Sometimes the answer can be difficult to discover or articulate. But the answer to the question of why American service members serve, sacrifice, and die on the battlefield should t be difficult to answer. The answers to the questions of why America is involved in a conflict, and what the objectives are, should be well kwn by every citizen and service member before a conflict is entered into. That hasn't always been the case in American history, and many Americans have been left asking the unanswered question-Why? Lives have been lost without tangible evidence of what was accomplished, or why the sacrifice was required. In his powerful new book, That These Dead, Kevin Flegler reveals the foundational elements necessary for the nation to have a successful war policy, a policy that saves American lives, reduces enemy casualties, and results in victory, a policy that clearly answers the question-Why?