In Subversion, Lieutenant Christopher Brownfield recounts how a "true believer" in the power of the U.S. military loses his faith during the War on Terror. As an English major trained by the navy to supervise nuclear reactors aboard Cold War submarines, Brownfield constantly finds himself at odds with the establishment, asking the kinds of questions that good little officers should never ask. . .
After years of waiting for Osama bin Laden to hop aboard a rubber raft with WMD, Brownfield puts down the rose colored periscope of the submarine force and volunteers for duty in Iraq. At the height of the insurgency, he joins a special operations unit charged with coordinating the coalition's strategy for Iraq's electricity and oil.
Subversion is a shocking true story of corruption, incompetence, careerism, and redemption in the post 9/11 military that leaves the reader wondering who the real subversives are: guys like Brownfield or those who led us all astray. . .