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observations from soldiering in Iraq

Learning counterinsurgency: observations from soldiering in Iraq David H. Petraeus THE ARMY HAS LEARNED a great deal in Iraq and Afghanistan about the conduct of counterinsurgency operations, and we must continue to learn all that we can from our experiences in those countries. The insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan were not, in truth, the wars […]

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Sacred Secrets: How Soviet Intelligence Operations Changed American History

Sacred Secrets: How Soviet Intelligence Operations Changed American History – Book Review John C. Binkley SACRED SECRETS: How Soviet Intelligence Operations Changed American History, Jerrold and Leona Schecter, Brassey’s Inc., Washington, DC, 2002, 403 pages, $26.95. Since the end of the Cold War, a wave of declassified espionage-related records, both in the East and in […]

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Worth the Fighting For: A Memoir

Worth the Fighting For: A Memoir – Book Review James H. Willbanks WORTH THE FIGHTING FOR: A Memoir, John McCain with Mark Salter, Random House Audio Books, NY, 2002, 5 CDs, 5 hours, $25.95. Worth the Fighting For: A Memoir is a continuation of Senator John McCain’s best-selling memoir, Faith of My Fathers: A Family […]

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The World War II 100: a Ranking of the Most Influential Figures of the Second World War – Brief Article

The World War II 100: a Ranking of the Most Influential Figures of the Second World War – Brief Article – Book Review Rick Baillergeon THE WORLD WAR II 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Figures of the Second World War, Howard J. Langer, Career Press, Inc., Franklin Lakes, NJ, 2002, 333 pages, $27.99. […]

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Secret Campaigns on the North Pacific Rim

Alaska’s Hidden Wars: Secret Campaigns on the North Pacific Rim Kevin Freese ALASKA’S HIDDEN WARS: Secret Campaigns on the North Pacific Rim, Otis Hays, Jr., University of Alaska Press, Fairbanks, 2004, 174 pages, $19.95. Early in World War II, the isles of the North Pacific Rim were seen by both the Japanese and the United […]

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American military government in the southern Philippines, 1899-1913

Pacifying the Moros: American military government in the southern Philippines, 1899-1913 Charles Byler AS AMERICA’s Armed Forces face the intimidating task of maintaining order and developing civil institutions in Iraq, it is useful to recall that early in the 20th century the U.S. Army had a similar mission in another Muslim land–the southern Philippines, where […]

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Military application of performance-enhancement psychology

Military application of performance-enhancement psychology Nathaniel Zinsser THE U.S. Military Academy’s (USMA) Center for Enhanced Performance has developed a program to improve performance in military training. Many of the program’s elements, particularly teambuilding, have implications for the 21st-century Army. Performance enhancement is the deliberate cultivation of an effective perspective on achievement and the systematic use […]

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Diehard buildings: control architecture—a challenge for the urban warrior

Diehard buildings: control architecture—a challenge for the urban warrior HOW DO CITIES control their populations, and how can the military benefit (or surfer) from current technology? How does urban design affect military mobility, responsiveness and effectiveness? How should planners identify and consider control architecture when planning urban activities? What aspects of control technology should the […]

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China’s strategies in Latin America

China’s strategies in Latin America Francois Lafargue CHINA TODAY faces an immediate challenge: energy dependence. For many years it has tried to diversify its sources of hydrocarbons, but the deposits of Central Asia and the Caspian Sea have turned out to be disappointing, with reserves much below preliminary estimates. As a consequence, within the last […]

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McClernand: Politician in Uniform

McClernand: Politician in Uniform Edwin L. Kennedy, Jr. Lieutenant Colonel Richard L. Kiper, U.S. Army, Retired, has won two prestigious awards for his book Major General John Alexander McClernand: Politician in Uniform (Ohio: The Kent State University Press, 1999). He received the 1999 Fletcher Pratt Literary Award for the best nonfiction book about the Civil […]