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Americas Blind Addiction to Armed Drones

Depending on your capacity for outrage, Andrew Cockburns Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins is a pretty depressing book. In ...
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Is Religion Inherently Violent?

Upon hearing that Stalin trained as a priest in his youth before going on to oversee the death of more ...
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Islams Clash of Beliefs, As Seen From Modern Iran

Soon after she first began working with foreign journalists in Tehran, Nazila Fathi was summoned to the Intelligence Ministry to ...
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Devils Alliance: Moscows Pact with Hitler

British historian Roger Moorhouse’s Devils’ Alliance is a historical study of the infamous and contentious Molotov-Ribbentrop Treaty, the brief alliance between Stalin ...
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Concrete Hell: Urban Warfare in the 20th Century

It is difficult to deny that the threat of urban warfare en masse is starker than ever in the twenty-first century. Cities ...
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The Lost Battalion of TET: One Answer to the U.S. ...

What books are required reading for Army officers? When I was commissioned, Anton Myrer’s Once an Eagle was considered professional reading par ...
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The Forgotten Invasion

Lam Son 719 was one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War. In a new book, Invasion of Laos, 1971: ...
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A New and Personal Narrative of Who Lost Vietnam

Over the decades that have passed since the Vietnam War, there has been a growing movement to turn that history ...
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Is Restraint a Realistic Grand Strategy?

In his 2014 commencement address at West Point, President Obama was explicit in contrasting the wisdom of foreign policy “restraint” with the ...
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The Lows and Highs of Life Aboard an Aircraft Carrier

Reading Geoff Dyer’s Another Great Day At Sea felt at times like being regaled with tales from places afar by a slightly ...