"Examines how [video game] technologies have affected the training and actual fighting of U.S. marines... Pettegrew’s book is filled with interesting and thought-provoking material."
— Foreign Affairs
"This book does two things: it addresses a worthwhile subject, and it makes us think."
— Journal of America's Military Past
"A bold, complex, wonderfully written book with a revolutionary thesis: that technologies of seeing and the outlook of marines combine to form a 'projection of force' beyond the traditional meaning of the concept. Provocative and original."
— William Thomas Allison, Georgia Southern University, author of My Lai: An American Atrocity in the Vietnam War
"An intriguing book that will spark productive discussions in the classroom and beyond. Pettegrew's compelling account draws shocking and persuasive connections between videogames, optical technologies, and institutionalized violence."
— Joseph A. November, University of South Carolina, author of Biomedical Computing: Digitizing Life in the United States