Rieckhoff wants you to keep hearing about the war — firsthand. So is he — in effect — saying I’m not doing my job well enough?
“Well, part of it is holding people like you accountable. The media is missing parts of the war,” he says.
“I felt like the American public was really detached from the soldier’s experience. And I wanted to find a new way to try to utilize technology and utilize the soldier’s experience to create a visceral connection, so people could really see soldiers, see what they experience, and get a sense for what they’re really going through in Iraq and when they come home,” says Rieckhoff.