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How America Left and South Vietnam Lost Its War

Abandoning Vietnam: How America Left and South Vietnam Lost Its War Stuart A. Herrington Abandoning Vietnam: How America Left and South Vietnam Lost Its War. By James H. Willbanks. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2004. 287 pages. $39.95. As American and coalition military forces struggle to combat a burgeoning insurgency in Iraq, this timely volume […]

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State defense forces and homeland security

State defense forces and homeland security Arthur N. Tulak As US Northern Command (NORTHCOM) assumes responsibility within the Department of Defense for the homeland security and homeland defense missions, it does so with few assigned forces. While the “Forces For” apportionment to NORTHCOM is still being finalized, they will in any case be meager in […]

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Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan. – Review

Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan. – Review – book review Richard Halloran Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan. By Herbert P. Bix. New York: HarperCollins, 2000. 800 pages. $35.00. In Tokyo on a gray November afternoon in 1971, Emperor Hirohito of Japan sat before foreign correspondents in the splendor of an audience […]

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European Contributions to Operation Allied Force: Implications for Transatlantic Cooperation

European Contributions to Operation Allied Force: Implications for Transatlantic Cooperation – Book Reviews Ryan C. Hendrickson European Contributions to Operation Allied Force: Implications for Transatlantic Cooperation. By John E. Peters, et al. Arlington, Va.: RAND, 2001. 113 pp. $20.00 (paper). Reviewed by Ryan C. Hendrickson, Assistant Professor of political science at Eastern Illinois University: As […]

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Nine Decades of Adventure, Espionage, and Diplomacy in Asia

China Hands: Nine Decades of Adventure, Espionage, and Diplomacy in Asia Richard Halloran China Hands: Nine Decades of Adventure, Espionage, and Diplomacy in Asia. By James Lilley with Jeffrey Lilley. New York: Public Affairs, 2004. 418 pages. $30.00. Reviewed by Richard Halloran, formerly with The New York Times as a foreign correspondent in Asia and […]

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The RMA and the Interagency: Knowledge and Speed vs. Ignorance and Sloth?

The RMA and the Interagency: Knowledge and Speed vs. Ignorance and Sloth? – Revolution in Military Affairs David Tucker The Joint Staff knows why interagency coordination does not occur. According to a Joint Staff memorandum, “in the past it has been extremely difficult to achieve coordinated interdepartmental planning” for two reasons: other agencies of the […]

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The German Army at War, 1939-1945

The German Army at War, 1939-1945 Samuel J. Newland Almost from the time the guns fell silent in Europe on 8 May 1945, the world in general and the western world in particular has studied the German army of World War II, and its impressive warmaking potential, with a special fascination. Although more than a […]

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Cumulative deterrence and the war on terrorism

Cumulative deterrence and the war on terrorism Doron Almog In early 2003 an Israeli agent in the Gaza Strip telephoned Mustafa, a wealthy Palestinian merchant in Gaza, to inform him that over the previous three months his son Ahmad had been preparing for a suicide bombing mission in Israel. Mustafa was told that if his […]

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Operational Art in the New Century

Operational Art in the New Century Montgomery C. Meigs This article is adapted from remarks made by General Montgomery C. Meigs as the 2000 Kermit Roosevelt Lecturer in the United Kingdom. The Kermit Roosevelt lecture series was established by Congress in 1945 to foster a better understanding and closer relationship between the US and British […]

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America’s Second War Against Iraq

Dark Victory: America’s Second War Against Iraq Mary Ann Tetreault Dark Victory: America’s Second War Against Iraq. By Jeffrey Record. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2004. 203 pages. $25.95. Jeffrey Record’s analysis of the Iraq war finds the roots of the current conflict in “unfinished business” left behind by what some, myself included, saw as the […]