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the Partnership that Saved the World

Eisenhower and Churchill: the Partnership that Saved the World John H. Barnhill James C. Humes, Prima Publishers, Roseville, CA, 2001, 256 pages, $24.95. Eisenhower and Churchill: The Partnership that Saved the World, by James C. Humes, fails to show a partnership, and it fails to show how Dwight D. Eisenhower and Winston Churchill saved the […]

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The Seeds of Terror: an Eyewitness Account of Al-Qaeda’s Newest Center of Operations in Southeast Asia

The Seeds of Terror: an Eyewitness Account of Al-Qaeda’s Newest Center of Operations in Southeast Asia David S. Maxwell THE SEEDS OF TERROR: An Eyewitness Account of Al-Qaeda’s Newest Center of Operations in Southeast Asia, Maria Ressa, Free Press, New York, 2003, 272 pages, $26.00. Maria Ressa tells the real story of terrorism in Southeast […]

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The Palestinian-Israel: cyberwar

The Palestinian-Israel: cyberwar Patrick D. Allen Cyberwar is warfighting’s next frontier–combat that takes place in an ethereal electronic dimension of zeros and ones. Colonel Patrick D. Allen and Lieutenant Colonel Chris C. Demchek chronicle recent cyberskirmishes and discuss measures that the United States can take to win in cyberspace. The current onslaught of cyber attacks […]

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The Indian Mutiny, 1857

The Indian Mutiny, 1857 – Book Review Peter Charles Unsinger THE INDIAN MUTINY, 1857, Saul David, Penguin Books, London, 2002, 504 pages. No price available. The Indian Mutiny, 1857, is about a unique period in Indian history, when India was ruled in multiple ways. Its army and its different units–some Indian and some British–were all […]

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Assessing Iraq’s Sunni Arab insurgency

Assessing Iraq’s Sunni Arab insurgency Michael Eisenstadt THREE YEARS after the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the fall of Saddam Hussein, confusion and controversy still surround the insurgency in Iraq’s Sunni Triangle. Part of this is due to the nontraditional character of the Sunni Arab insurgency, which is being waged by amorphous, locally and regionally […]

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Learning from Sun Tzu

Learning from Sun Tzu Douglas M. McCready Sun Tzu’s The Art of War is, of course, a classic. At least six English translations can be found in most large bookstores on bookshelves next to another much cited but little read military favorite, Carl von Clausewitz’s On War (Knopf, New York, 1993).(1) Translator Roger Ames describes […]

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China’s cruise missile program

China’s cruise missile program Geoffrey T. Lum DURING OPERATIONS Desert Shield and Desert Storm, the U.S. Navy launched 288 Tomahawk land-attack cruise missiles. Eighty percent hit their targets. (1) The Tomahawk is so accurate that after a 1,600-kilometer (km) journey, its 454-kilogram (kg) warhead usually impacts within 3 meters of the aim point. (2) The […]

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India’s Emerging Nuclear Posture: Between Recessed Deterrent and Ready Arsenal

India’s Emerging Nuclear Posture: Between Recessed Deterrent and Ready Arsenal Charles E. Newbegin Ashley J. Tellis, RAND, Santa Monica, CA, 2001, 885 pages, $40.00. India’s Emerging Nuclear Posture: Between Recessed Deterrent and Ready Arsenal is the product of an extensive research project conducted by Project Air Force (PAF). PAF, the brainchild of General H.H. Arnold, […]

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The Devil’s Gardens: a History of Landmines

The Devil’s Gardens: a History of Landmines Stephen R. Spulick THE DEVIL’S GARDENS: A History of Landmines, Lydia Monin and Andrew Gallimore, Pimlico, distributed by Trafalgar Square, North Pomfret, VT, 2002, 234 pages, $19.95. Based on a television documentary series, The Devil’s Gardens: A History of Landmines explores the modern mine’s history and the current […]

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Civil War Artillery at Gettysburg: Organization, Equipment, Ammunition, and Tactics

Civil War Artillery at Gettysburg: Organization, Equipment, Ammunition, and Tactics – Book Review James Gates Philip M. Cole, DaCapo Press, Cambridge, MA, 2002, 320 pages, $35.00. Although slightly repetitive, awkwardly written, and probably mistitled, Philip M. Cole’s much-needed book of 19th-century artillery is ostensibly about artillery at Gettysburg. However, only about 25 pages are actually […]