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Posted on Apr 4, 2014 in Books and Movies

The Generals – Book Review

The Generals – Book Review

Tom Ricks is always controversial and outspoken. His latest book, “The Generals,” maintains that the US Army has shirked its duty in policing its own ranks at the general officer level since the end of World War II.

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Posted on Jun 18, 2013 in Books and Movies

The Fighting Pattons – Book Review

Brian M. Sobel’s book “The Fighting Pattons” isn’t about the Patton family as much as it is a biography of George S. Patton III, son of the famous World War II general. As such, it fills an important role in examining this overlooked Patton.

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Posted on Feb 26, 2013 in Books and Movies

The Guerrilla Factory – Book Review

“The Guerrilla Factory: The Making of Special Forces Officers, the Green Berets,” by Tony Schwalm, presents insights into the world of Special Forces, presented in a narrative style that makes the book hard to put down.

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Posted on Jan 2, 2013 in Books and Movies

Into the Fire – Book Review

“Into The Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War” is a compelling book that takes readers into the emotions of soldiers during and after combat as few other books have done.

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Posted on Dec 22, 2009 in Books and Movies

The Clausewitz Delusion – Book Review

A review of Steven L. Melton’s The Clausewitz Delusion, a book that maintains the U.S. Army’s infatuation with the writings of 19th-century military theoretician Carl von Clausewitz led to many of the problems in the Irag and Afghanistan wars.

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Posted on May 5, 2009 in Books and Movies

The Accidental Guerrilla – Book Review

A review of The Accidental Guerrilla, a book by David Kilcullen, acknowledges Kilcullen’s expertise in counterinsurgency and guerrilla warfare operations and finds his treatment of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan extremely valuable and unique.

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Posted on Dec 16, 2005 in Books and Movies, Front Page Features

Thieves of Baghdad – Book Review

Thieves of Baghdad is the perfect volume to pick up if your recent reading material has placed you in a bit of a rut. It is one of those rare books that will keep you guessing as to what lies ahead on the next page (or even paragraph). It is a book that will inform, entertain, and make you think. Is there anything more you would want from a book?

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