Military Review

Professional military journal (English, Spanish and Portuguese).

Articles from Vol. 84, No. 5, September/October

CHINESE WARFIGHTING: The PLA Experience since 1949
CHINESE WARFIGHTING: The PLA Experience Since 1949, Mark A. Ryan, David M. Finkelstein, and Michael A. McDevitt, eds., M.E. Sharpe, Armonk, New York, 2003, 319 pages, $69.95.Books in English about Chinese warfighting are rare; most date from the Korean...
DISARMAMENT SKETCHES: Three Decades of Arms Control and International Law
DISARMAMENT SKETCHES: Three Decades of Arms Control and International Law, Thomas Graham, Jr., University of Washington Press, Seattle, 2002, 362 pages, $35.00.Thomas Graham, Jr., contends that Disarmament Sketches: Three Decades of Arms Control and...
ENGAGEMENT WITH THE PAST: The Lives and Works of the World War II Generation of Historians
ENGAGEMENT WITH THE PAST: The Lives and Works of the World War II Generation of Historians, William Palmer, The University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, 2001, 372 pages, $32.00.There are three kinds of historians: lumpers, who use highly technical terminology;...
FACTORIES OF DEATH: Japanese Biological Warfare, 1932-1945, and the American Cover-Up
FACTORIES OF DEATH: Japanese Biological Warfare, 1932-1945, and the American Cover-Up, Sheldon H. Harris, Routledge, New York, 2002, 385 pages, $24.95.From 1931 to 1945 the Japanese Army engaged in biological warfare (BW) and chemical warfare (CW) experiments...
FLYBOYS: A True Story of Courage
FLYBOYS: A True Story of Courage, James Bradley, Little Brown and Company, New York, 400 pages, $25.95.Flyboys, a great, haunting work, quickly engages readers. James Bradley, the bestselling author of Flags of Our Fathers (Bantam, New York, 2000) tells...
From One to Three Sixty: Assessing Leaders
2d Place 2004 MacArthur Writing Award WinnerThe efficiency report is the most disturbing administrative farce in the Army. It is the measure of "following" and not leading. Its weight in "tickets of success" allows officers of incompetence in leadership...
Letters
Letters to Military Review should be sent to 294 Grant Avenue, Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027-1254, or to milrev@leavenworth.army.mil, and should not exceed 500 words.Understanding HamasMs Chong Yee Ming, Librarian, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies,...
Lifting the Fog of War
LIFTING THE FOG OF WAR, Admiral Bill Owens, with Ed Offley, The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, 2001, 296 pages, $16.95.In Lifting the Fog of War, Admiral Bill Owens, former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, states that few Americans,...
MARINE RIFLEMAN: Forty-Three Years in the Corps
MARINE RIFLEMAN: Forty-Three Years in the Corps, Wesley L. Fox, Brassey's Inc., Dulles, VA, 2002, 395 pages, $27.95.An old axiom says that in every life there is a story to tell. Whether that is true for every life is debatable, but the axiom holds true...
NERVE CENTER: Inside the White House Situation Room
NERVE CENTER: Inside the White House Situation Room, Michael K. Bohn, Brassey's Inc., Dulles, VA, 2003, 239 pages, $24.95.The Situation Room is a series of rooms in the West Wing's basement staffed by members of government agencies responsible for national...
Osama Bin-Laden Interview, June 1999: Entering the Mind of an Adversary
Osama bin-Laden Interview, June 1999: Entering the Mind of an AdversaryOsama bin-Laden's news medium of choice, the Al-Jazeera television network, has enabled him to converse in a religious style of Arabic used by learned men of theology in Saudi Arabia....
Poets of World War II
POETS OF WORLD WAR II, Harvey Shapiro, ed., The Library of America, New York, 2003, 304 pages, $20.00.Was it so hard, Achilles, So very hard to die-Patrick Shaw-Stewart, Gallipoli, 1917.This anthology is one in a series published by the American Poets...
THE BATTLE OF KÖNIGGRÄTZ: Prussia's Victory over Austria, 1866
THE BATTLE OF KÖNIGGRÄTZ: Prussia's Victory over Austria, 1866, Gordon A. Craig, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 2003 (first printing 1964), 224 pages, $14.95.In 1866, news of Prussia's dramatic victory over Austria at Königgrätz caused...
THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC: Hitler's Gray Wolves of the Sea and the Allies' Desperate Struggle to Defeat Them
THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC: Hitler's Gray Wolves of the Sea and the Allies' Desperate Struggle to Defeat Them, Andrew Williams, Basic Book, Cambridge, MA, 2003, 320 pages, $30.00."The U-boat attack was the only thing that ever really frightened me during...
The Law of War and Civilians on the Battlefield: Are We Undermining Civilian Protections?
ARMY PRIVATE Jessica Lynch captured the interest of the entire world when, on 2 April 2003, a special operations team rescued her from captivity in the Saddam Hospital compound in Nasiriya, Iraq.1 On 23 March, her unit's convoy had taken a wrong turn...
Turkish Foreign Policy in an Age of Uncertainty
TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY IN AN AGE OF UNCERTAINTY, F. Stephen Larrabee and Ian O. Lesser, Santa Monica, CA, RAND (National Security Research Division), 2003, 217 pages, $24.00.Nations act in accordance with self-interest. When nations refine those interests,...
Zero-Defect Leaders: No Second Chance?
3d Place 2001 MacArthur Writing Award WinnerPervasive zero-defect mentality; it is a cancer that is eating us all-General James L. Jones, Jr.1IN THE AGE of the so-called zero-defect military, senior officers increasingly recognize that pursuing perfection...
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