Con­tribut­ing Writer


New Eng­land-based writer Don­ahue, an avid Nordic skier, didn’t hes­i­tate when in­vited to em­bed with the U.S. mil­i­tary for cold-weather train­ing north of the Arc­tic Cir­cle (“Tak­ing Aim at The New Cold War,” page 80). “I live in New Hamp­shire, in an old house that does not have run­ning wa­ter in the win­ter,” says Don­ahue. “I heat with wood.” Don­ahue says that, sur­pris­ingly, he was never hun­gry de­spite the daily ex­er­tion. “The MREs tasted pretty good when I was in the Arc­tic,” he says. “But when I ar­rived home with a cou­ple left­over MREs and tried to eat them in the rel­a­tive com­fort and warmth of my home, they were ined­i­ble.”

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