Military Review

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Articles from Vol. 88, No. 3, May/June

DANGER CLOSE: Tactical Air Controllers in Afghanistan and Iraq
DANGER CLOSE: Tactical Air Controllers in Afghanistan and Iraq, Steve Call, Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX, 2007, 272 pages, $29.95.Service parochialism and institutional bias often degrade the role of close air support (CAS). Leading...
DYING TO KILL: The Allure of Suicide Terror
DYING TO KILL: The Allure of Suicide Terror, Mia Bloom, Columbia University Press, New York, 2007, 280 pages, $17.95.In Dying to Kill: The Allure of Suicide Terror, Mia Bloom lays out a theory of suicide bombing as a modem, non-Islamic phenomenon used...
GENERAL WALTER KRUEGER: Unsung Hero of the Pacific War
GENERAL WALTER KRUEGER: Unsung Hero of the Pacific War, Kevin C. Holzimmer, University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, 2007, 329 pages, $39.95.Kevin C. Holzimmer's biography of General Walter Krueger fills an important gap in the history of fighting in the...
HOG PILOTS, BLUE WATER GRUNTS: The American Military in the Air, at Sea, and on the Ground
HOG PILOTS, BLUE WATER GRUNTS: The American Military in the Air, at Sea, and on the Ground, Robert D. Kaplan, Random House, New York, 2007, $27.95, 428 pages.In Hog Pilots, Blue Water Grunts, Robert Kaplan continues his journey as an embedded reporter...
Islam and Symbolism
ISLAMIC CULTURE is resplendent with symbols containing historical, religious, and mystical elements. Persons working in the Middle East are advised to become familiar with them.Symbols resonate throughout Islamic cultures, from high art and literature...
MR Letters
Rekindling U.S. Holistic Power in the 21st CenturyCaptain Charles Chao Rong Phua, Singapore Armed Forces-Secretary of Defense Robert Gates's article, "Beyond Guns and Steel" (Military Review, January-February 2008), seeks to rekindle the holistic power...
NATO'S GAMBLE: Combining Diplomacy and Airpower in the Kosovo Crisis 1998-1999
NATO'S GAMBLE: Combining Diplomacy and Airpower in the Kosovo Crisis 1998-1999, Dag Henriksen, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 2007, 304 pages, $24.00.In Nato's Gamble, Dag Henricksen, a European airpower expert, analyzes Operation Allied Force,...
NIXON AND MAO: The Week That Changed the World
NIXON AND MAO: The Week that Changed the World, Margaret MacMillan, Random House, New York, 2007, 404 pages, $27.95For the American military, China is an old story reaching back to Treaty Port days and the Boxer Rebellion, and yet today Pentagon planners...
PERFECT SPY: The Incredible Double Life of Pham Xuan an, Time Magazine Reporter and Vietnamese Communist Agent
PERFECT SPY: The Incredible Double Life of Pham Xuan An, Time Magazine Reporter and Vietnamese Communist Agent, Larry Berman. HarperCollins, 2007, 328 pages, $25.95.Pham Xuan An was a stringer and then reporter for several important news organizations,...
STALIN'S WARS: From World War to Cold War, 1939-1953/FROM ROOSEVELT TO TRUMAN: Potsdam, Hiroshima, and the Cold War/MY DEAR MR. STALIN: The Complete Correspondence of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph V. Stalin
STALIN'S WARS: From World War to Cold War, 1939-1953, Geoffrey Roberts, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2006, 468 pages.FROM ROOSEVELT TO TRUMAN: Potsdam, Hiroshima, and the Cold War, Wilson D. Miscamble, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge,...
THE LONG WAR: A New History of U.S. National Security Policy since World War II
THE LONG WAR: A New History of U.S. National Security Policy Since World War II, Andrew J. Bacevich, ed., Columbia University Press, NY, 2007, $75.00.Books sometimes promise more than they deliver. Despite the contemporary hook in its title, The Long...
THE REAL ALL AMERICANS: The Team That Changed a Game, a People, a Nation
THE REAL ALL AMERICANS: The Team that Changed a Game, a People, a Nation, Sally Jenkins, Doubleday, New York, 2007, 343 pages, $24.95.Sally Jenkins's The Real All Americans is a fascinating history of the U.S. Army-founded Carlisle [Pennsylvania] Indian...
THE SWORDBEARERS: Supreme Command in the First World War
THE SWORDBEARERS: Supreme Command in the First World WarOfficers in positions of high-level command have often found their responsibilities to be a heavy and lonesome burden. Dwight Eisenhower, who knew a few things about such command, once told a newly...
WHAT MAKES A TERRORIST: Economics and the Roots of Terrorism
WHAT MAKES A TERRORIST: Economics and the Roots of Terrorism, Alan B. Krueger, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2007, 180 pages, $24.95.As a company commander during Operation Iraqi Freedom, I was responsible for the security of a small but...
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