War/Military

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“brings a new evaluation to the common themes of both Clausewitz and Sun Tzu on the relationship between war and politics . . .”

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Rosa Brooks is a law professor at Georgetown who spent two years working at a senior level in the Pentagon.

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Mary Roach is a fairly prolific author who brings humor and common sense to popular science.

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“a primer for anyone looking for information on extreme weather survival.”

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“a well-written and engrossing account of a World War II episode which has not necessarily seen the light of day . . .”

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The Physics of War is uneven in covering physics and war, conflates physics with technology, and conflates war with history. . .

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“. . . an excellent primer to the conflicting ambitions, fears, and futures of the nations bordering this vital sea-lane . . .”

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“. . . a thought-provoking and comprehensive book that is likely to withstand the test of time and become [a] classic . . .”

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The editors of this work state in the preface that Just War: Authority, Tradition, and Practice is the result of an interdisciplinary workshop sponsored by the US Institute of Peace, Washi

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“. . . of interest to anyone interested in how counterinsurgency is conducted at the village level.”

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Urging the imperative “to distinguish between the desirable and the vital as well as between the feasible and the impossible,” Richard Haass forcefully, cogently, and compellingly makes the case th

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“. . . straightforward and personal . . . inspiring . . . worth remembering.”

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Now that the United States and its NATO partners have shifted to the end game in Afghanistan, there is little doubt that in the years and decades to come a significant body of published work will c

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“Historical accuracy and truth, . . . take a second place in Invisible Armies to the book’s highly politicized point of view . . .”

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“. . . lone wolf terrorism may be one of the biggest security concerns in the United States.”

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“. . . history will not be kind to the American generals who have led these wars—generals like David Petraeus.”

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“Melvin A. Goodman is a damn fine author, and National Insecurity is a damning assessment of U.S. defense spending and covert operations.”

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“The prevailing theme of Freaking Out is that any terrorist threat is overstated and any entity that discusses a terrorist threat has some dark ulterior motive to steer the public

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