Wesley Morgan has covered the U.S. military and its wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as a freelance journalist since 2007 and previously covered the Pentagon for Politico. His reporting has appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Atlantic and other outlets. He is the author of “The Hardest Place: The American Military Adrift in Afghanistan’s Pech Valley.”
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Combatants nowadays wear a unique camouflage pattern of muted greens and browns. Hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops wear it, as do jihadists, Ukrainian troops and Russia’s mercenaries. Called MultiCam, it was devised after the 9/11 attacks by a crew of art- and engineering-school graduates based in Brooklyn.