Military Review

Professional military journal (English, Spanish and Portuguese).

Articles from Vol. 88, No. 1, January/February

15 STARS: Eisenhower, MacArthur, Marshall: Three Generals Who Saved the American Century
15 STARS: Eisenhower, MacArthur, Marshall: Three Generals Who Saved the American Century, Stanley Weintraub, Free Press, New York, 2007, 541 pages. $30.00This very readable book is a collective biography of three five-star generals identified in the...
800 DAYS ON THE EASTERN FRONT/RED PARTISAN: The Memoir of a Soviet Resistance Fighter on the Eastern Front
800 DAYS ON THE EASTERN FRONT, Nikolai Litvin, Stuart Britton trans, and ed., University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, 2007, 159 pages, $24.95. RED PARTISAN: The Memoir of a Soviet Resistance Fighter on the Eastern Front, Nikolai I. Obryn'ba, Potomac Books,...
BEHIND THE LINES: War Resistance Poetry on the American Homefront since 1941
BEHIND THE LINES: War Resistance Poetry on the American Homefront since 1941, Philip Metres, University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, 2007,282 pages, $39.95.They have made war till we were dead from weeping.-The goddess Iris to Helen, The IliadIn Behind...
Beyond Guns and Steel: Reviving the Nonmilitary Instruments of American Power
IT IS BOTH AN HONOR AND A PLEASURE to be part of the Landon Lecture series-a forum that for more than four decades has hosted some of America's leading intellectuals and statesmen. Considering that, I at first wondered if the invitation was in fact meant...
BOY SOLDIER: Budapest, 1944-1945
BOY SOLDIER: Budapest, 1944-1945, by Ervin V Galantay, Budapest: Militaria, second Edition, 2007, 319 pages, $76.50.Oh, to be fourteen again! This book is about being a fourteen-year-old male in urban combat in Hungary during fall and winter. It is about...
Civil War Leadership and Mexican War Experience
CIVIL WAR LEADERSHIP AND MEXICAN WAR EXPERIENCE, Kevin Dougherty, University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, 2007, 193 pages, $50.00.Kevin Dougherty's Civil War Leadership and Mexican War Experience analyzes several of the Civil War's controversial command...
Finding America's Role in a COLLAPSED North Korean State
IRAQI DICTATOR SADDAM HUSSEIN was an irritant to the United States and defied the international community over bis weapons programs for a decade, causing some U.S. leaders to push for removing him and transforming Iraq into a democratic state. Unfortunately,...
HOUSE TO HOUSE: An Epic Memoir of War
HOUSE TO HOUSE: An Epic Memoir of War, Staff Sergeant David Bellavia with John R. Bruning, Free Press, New York, 2007, 321 pages, $26.00.When searching for one word to describe this book, "raw" comes to mind. The language is raw, the descriptions are...
IRAQ: The Way Ahead
IntroductionLast year at this Honors Convocation, I discussed the national strategy that produced the current situation we now face in Iraq. What I didn't do then was explain how to best resolve the Iraqi dilemma. Today, then, I'll describe what I believe...
Monitoring and Evaluation of Department of Defense: Humanitarian Assistance Programs
If you took all the bricks in the Pentagon and laid them end to end, they would reach around the earth four and a half times.-Pentagon tour guide, 7 December 2006THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) executes humanitarian activities primarily through...
MR Letters
After FidelColonel Eduardo Gomez, USAR, Miami, Florida-Dr. Waltraud Morales' article "After Fidel: What Future for U.S.-Cuban Relations?" (September-October 2007, Military Review) presents a distorted picture of Cuba, its relations with the U.S., and...
NORTHERN IRELAND: A Balanced Approach to Amnesty, Reconciliation, and Reintegration
SINCE 1969 the United Kingdom (U.K.) has attempted to resolve conflict in Northern Ireland through amnesty, reconciliation, and reintegration (AR2). Conflict resolution in Northern Ireland presents valuable lessons for any student of AR2 because it is...
SEA CHANGE AT ANNAPOLIS: The United States Naval Academy, 1949-2000
SEA CHANGE AT ANNAPOLIS: The United States Naval Academy, 1949-2000, H. Michael Gelfand, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 2006, $34.95.The key to H. Michael Gelfand's book on the U.S. Naval Academy lies in the double-entendre in the book's...
TERRORISM FINANCING AND STATE RESPONSES: A Comparative Perspective
TERRORISM FINANCING AND STATE RESPONSES: A Comparative Perspective, Jeanne K. Giraldo and Harold A. Trinkunas, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, 2007,365 pages, $24.95.Where do terrorists get their money? Have we done all we can in the global...
THE END OF IRAQ: How American Incompetence Created a War without End
THE END OF IRAQ: How American Incompetence Created a War without End, Peter W. Galbraith, Simon and Schuster, New York, 2006,260 pages, $26.00.Of all the books written on the war in Iraq this year, The End of Iraq is one of the few to actually chart...
The Quiet American, the Ugly American: Counterinsurgency from the Fifties
The Quiet American, The Ugly American Counterinsurgency from the FiftiesIn a recent speech highlighting what might happen if the U.S. should withdraw quickly from Iraq, President George W. Bush alluded to Graham Greene's Vietnam-era novel The Quiet American...
The Rising Tide
THE RISING TIDE, Jeff Shaara, Ballantine Books, New York, 2007, 536 pages, $15.95.The Rising Tide is the first of three historical novels Jeff Shaara intends to write about the North African and European campaigns of World War II. As both a novel and...
THE WAR I ALWAYS WANTED: The Illusion of Glory and the Reality of War: A Screaming Eagle in Afghanistan and Iraq
THE WAR I ALWAYS WANTED: The Illusion of Glory and the Reality of War: A Screaming Eagle in Afghanistan and Iraq, Brandon Friedman, Zeniui Press , MBI Publishing Company, St. Paul, MN, 2007,255 pages, $24.95.Only weeks after 9/11, Brandon Friedman, a...
Ungoverned Territories
UNGOVERNED TERRITORIES, Angel Rabasa, Steven Boraz, Peter Chalk, Kim Cragin, Theodore W. Karasik, Jennifer D.P. Moroney, Kevin A. O'Brien, and John E. Peters, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 2007,384 pages, $44.00."Since the end of the Cold War, failed...
UNHOLY TERROR: Bosnia, Al-Qa'ida, and the Rise of Global Jihad
UNHOLY TERROR: Bosnia, Al-Qa'ida, and the Rise of Global Jihad, John R. Schindler, Zenith Press, St. Paul, MN, 2007, 368 pages, $27.95.Former intelligence analyst John Schindler has written the book about the Bosnian war that other analysts only talked...
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