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Knife Fights: A Memoir of Modern War in Theory and Practice

by John A. Nagl

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An insider tale of the adaptation process the US Army had to undergo to attain a victory in Iraq. I found extremely interesting the significant role played by Rhodes scholars and other brilliant minds, military or civilian.

My only complain is with the last quarter of the book being a constant repetition of points the author have already made before without adding any extra data, the aforementioned part of the book also includes a two paragraph simplistic explanation of China behavior in the UN security council is strangely out of place in a book full of well based arguments. ( )
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An influential Army officer traces the Gulf War experiences that shaped his perspectives on the changing nature of conventional combat and his then-discounted views about terrorism, citing his role in coauthoring the military's new counterinsurgency field manual.… (more)

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