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How Wars Are Fought Again in Memory

A year ago, the Vietnamese-American author Viet Thanh Nguyen published The Sympathizer, a novel set in the Vietnam War and its aftermath. ...
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A Double Dose of Reality on Homegrown Terrorism

One assumes the authors did not coordinate the writing of these two books, but they complement each other in remarkable ...
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The Soldier Who Named it Burkina Faso

In Thomas Sankara: An African Revolutionary, Ernest Harsch provides a biography of an African leader who must be understood if one is ...
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A Shattered and Dangerous Land

Since the rise of al-Shabaab (The Youths) terrorist group, Somalia has never been far from headlines across the globe. It ...
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The War Aquatic with Nancy Sherman

In her 2010 book, The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of Our Soldiers, Dr. Nancy Sherman, a Georgetown ...
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Is Clausewitz Still Relevant?

Reviewing a book by Peter Paret, the dean of Clausewitzian scholars, is both an honor and a challenge.  Professor Paret ...
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The Melting Pot of our Military

What do American service members look like today? Do they resemble those that served in other wars? How has history ...
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How to Avoid Future Hadithas

The Haditha Incident (also called the Haditha Killings or Haditha Massacre) is one of the most emotionally charged, hotly debated ...
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Two Sides of the Vietnam War and its Personal Costs

Wars end, but for those who live through them, they are not over. Thats the common thread in these two otherwise ...
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State-Building and the Wests Empire in Denial

The politics of state-building is one of the most significant and controversial issues in policy-making in the 21st century. The ...