Such is the molten hot fury of Syria’s now almost seven-year conflict, that it seems hard to think back to how things were before.
“brings a new evaluation to the common themes of both Clausewitz and Sun Tzu on the relationship between war and politics . . .”
Rosa Brooks is a law professor at Georgetown who spent two years working at a senior level in the Pentagon.
Mary Roach is a fairly prolific author who brings humor and common sense to popular science.
“a primer for anyone looking for information on extreme weather survival.”
“a well-written and engrossing account of a World War II episode which has not necessarily seen the light of day . . .”
“The Physics of War is uneven in covering physics and war, conflates physics with technology, and conflates war with history. . .
“. . . an excellent primer to the conflicting ambitions, fears, and futures of the nations bordering this vital sea-lane . . .”
“. . . a thought-provoking and comprehensive book that is likely to withstand the test of time and become [a] classic . . .”
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
“. . . of interest to anyone interested in how counterinsurgency is conducted at the village level.”
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
“. . . straightforward and personal . . . inspiring . . . worth remembering.”
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
“It is well worth reading this book for the argument is cogent and well documented, . . .”
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“Historical accuracy and truth, . . . take a second place in Invisible Armies to the book’s highly politicized point of view . . .”
“. . . lone wolf terrorism may be one of the biggest security concerns in the United States.”
“. . . history will not be kind to the American generals who have led these wars—generals like David Petraeus.”
“The essential point The Endgame misses, however, is what the Surge really showed, which . . .
“Melvin A. Goodman is a damn fine author, and National Insecurity is a damning assessment of U.S. defense spending and covert operations.”
“‘For years, we dwelled on the limitations of the Afghans. [Instead] we should have focused on ours.’”
“This work contributes to the current military-political literature with its clarity of vision, its minimization of the slant of right leaning biases, and is exemplary presentation of how s
“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