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Articles from Vol. 85, No. 5, September/October

Anwar Muhammad: Comments on Nasser and the Six-Day War
Anwar Muhammad: Comments on Nasser and the Six-Day WarIn Harb beela Banadeeq: Akhtar Mooajahah bain Al-Arab wa Is faeel (War without guns: the most dangerous confrontation between the Arabs and Israel), Anwar Muhammad, an Egyptian political commentator...
BALANCING RISKS: Great Power Intervention in the Periphery
BALANCING RISKS: Great Power Intervention in the Periphery, Jeffrey W. Taliaferro, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 2004, 304 pages, $39.95.America's intervention in Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003 and its tendency to intervene in other wayward...
Battle Command: Toppling the Tower of Babel
As night fell, the situation grew threatening. Marcone arrayed his battalion in a defensive position on the far side of the bridge and awaited the arrival of bogged-down reinforcements. One communications intercept did reach him: A single Iraqi brigade...
Coercive Diplomacy in U.S. Foreign Policy
Coercive Diplomacy in U.S. Foreign PolicyCoercive diplomacy is the use of military power short of war to effect a change in a target country's policies or political makeup. This includes positive inducements as well as negative sanctions (a carrot as...
DRUGS AND DEMOCRACY IN LATIN AMERICA: The Impact of U.S. Policy
DRUGS AND DEMOCRACY IN LATIN AMERICA: The Impact of U.S. Policy, Coletta A. Youngers and Eileen Rosin, eds., Lynne Rienner Publishers, Boulder, CO, 2004, 415 pages, $25.00.Drugs and Democracy in Latin America contains individual essays on U.S. drug policy...
FOCH: Supreme Allied Commander in the Great War
FOCH: Supreme Allied Commander in the Great War, Michael S. Neiberg, Brassey's, Washington, D.C., 2003, 125 pages, $12.95.In the spring of 1918, at a moment of extreme crisis, Ferdinand Foch took over command of the Allied armies on the Western Front....
Letters
French Algeria and British Northern IrelandTimothy Diirbin, MEDPROS Readiness Coordinator, ASM Research, Inc., Fort Carson, Colorado-I really liked Lieutenant Colonel James D. Campbell's article "French Algeria and British Northern Ireland: Legitimacy...
LONE STAR CONFEDERATE: A Gallant and Good Soldier of the Fifth Texas Infantry
LONE STAR CONFEDERATE: A Gallant and Good Soldier of the Fifth Texas Infantry, Robert Campbell, Mark W. Perkins, and George Skoch, eds., Texas A&M University Press, College Station, 2003, 163 pages, $27.50.Lone Star Confederate, a delightful book,...
MARCH OF DEATH: Sir John Moore's Retreat to Corunna, 1808-1809
MARCH OF DEATH: Sir John Moore's Retreat to Corunna, 1808-1809, Christopher Summerville, 2003, Greenhill Books, London, 240 pages, $34.95.The British love their epic retreats, and Christopher Summerville's March of Death: Sir John Moore's Retreat to...
MULLAHS, MERCHANTS, AND MILITANTS: The Economic Collapse of the Arab World
MULLAHS, MERCHANTS, AND MILITANTS: The Economic Collapse of the Arab World, Stephen J. Glain, St. Martin's Press, New York, 2004, 350 pages, $25.95.In Mullahs, Merchants, and Militants, Stephen J. Glain forwards the premise that the Global War on Terrorism...
ON HALLOWED GROUND: The Last Battle for Pork Chop Hill
ON HALLOWED GROUND: The Last Battle for Pork Chop Hill, Bill McWilliams, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 2003, 520 pages, $29.95.On Hallowed Ground narrates the exceptional story of the 7th Infantry Division's fight to hold Pork Chop Hill in Korea...
OPORDs and Leadership: Complicating Simplicity
The only new thing in the world is the history you don't know.-Harry S. Truman1Something remarkable occurred (by today's military standards) just before Operation Market Garden during World War II. British Army Lieutenant General B.C. Horrocks stood...
RETHINKING THE NATIONAL SECURITY OF PAKISTAN: The Price of Strategic Myopia
RETHINKING THE NATIONAL SECURITY OF PAKISTAN: The Price of Strategic Myopia, Ahmad Faruqui, Ashgate Publishing Limited, Aldershot, England, 2003, 190 pages, $79.95.Ahmad Faruqui, a gifted economist who has done great work on electrical and utility issues,...
STALIN AND HIS HANGMEN: The Tyrant and Those Who Killed for Him
STALIN AND HIS HANGMEN: The Tyrant and Those Who Killed for Him, Donald Rayfield, Random House, New York, 2004, 541 pages, $29.95.Joseph Stalin's dictatorship survived by instilling terror and societal paranoia throughout the country and systematically...
STORM OF STEEL: The Development of Armor Doctrine in Germany and the Soviet Union
STORM OF STEEL: The Development of Armor Doctrine in Germany and the Soviet Union, Mary R. Habeck, Cornell University Press, Ithaca and London, 2003, 309 pages, $36.50.For officers who find the current period of transformation perplexing, the period...
THE END OF THE BEGINNING: From the Siege of Malta to the Allied Victory at El Alamein
THE END OF THE BEGINNING: From the Siege of Malta to the Allied Victory at El Alamein, Tim Clayton and Phil Craig, The Free Press, New York, 2003, 368 pages, $27.50.The End of the Beginning is the second collaboration between Tim Clayton and Phil Craig...
The Execution of Private Slovik
THE EXECUTION OF PRIVATE SLOVIK, William Bradford Huie, Westholme, Yardley, PA, 2004, 249 pages, $14.95.After nearly a decade, the Judge Advocate General's office agreed to release records of U.S. Army Private Eddie Slovik's execution. With the Department...
THE PENTAGON AND THE PRESIDENCY: Civil-Military Relations from FDR to George W. Bush
THE PENTAGON AND THE PRESIDENCY: Civil-Military Relations from FDR to George W. Bush, Dale R. Herspring, University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, 2005, 490 pages, $45.00.Dale R. Herspring's book shows how the senior military command, particularly the Joint...
WHERE THEY LAY: Searching for America's Lost Soldiers
WHERE THEY LAY: Searching for America's Lost Soldiers, Earl Swift, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA, 2003, 307 pages, $25.00.On 20 March 1971, Major Jack Barker and his crew were flying in support of Operation Lam Son 719, the South Vietnamese attack on...
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