Military Review

Professional military journal (English, Spanish and Portuguese).

Articles from Vol. 86, No. 5, September/October

AFTER FIDEL: The Inside Story of Castro's Regime and Cuba's Next Leader
AFTER FIDEL: The Inside Story of Castro's Regime and Cuba's Next Leader, Brian Latell, Palgrave MacMillan, New York, 2005, 248 pages, $24.95.As the United States remains engaged in the complexities of Iraq's reconstruction and Iran's drive to acquire...
Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice
Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice, David Galula, reviewed by Lieutenant Colonel Terence J. Daly, U.S. Army Reserve, RetiredWhen reading Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice for the first time, most people have what could be called...
Fanaticism and Conflict in the Modern Age
FANATICISM AND CONFLICT IN THE MODERN AGE, Matthew Hughes and Gaynor Johnson, eds., Frank Cass, Abington, Oxon, United Kingdom, 2005, 171 pages, $135.00.Fanaticism and Conflict in the Modern Age offers revealing insights into the frequently misinterpreted...
Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq
Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, Thomas E. Ricks, Penguin Press, New York, 2006,496 pages, $27.95.Thomas E. Ricks, the prominent Washington Post military affairs reporter, has contributed his own assessment of the evolving U.S. entanglement...
Historical Perspectives of the Operational Art
HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES OF THE OPERATIONAL ART, Michael D. Krause and R. Cody Phillips, Center of Military History Washington, DC, 2005, 487 pages, price unavailable.Historical Perspectives of the Operational Art is a unique collection of essays by a...
INTELLIGENT DESIGN: COIN Operations and Intelligence Collection and Analysis
ONE OF THE GREATEST CHALLENGES for the current generation of American military professionals is relearning the principles of counterinsurgency (COIN). This includes intelligence professionals who must not only tailor the Intelligence Preparation of the...
It's Time for a New Round of OER Reform
IN 1997 THE ARMY inaugurated a new officer evaluation system and a redesigned Officer Evaluation Report (OER), Department of the Army Form 67-9. The popular previous version had been compromised by an insidious inflation during the 19 years of its existence,...
Organizing Intelligence for Counterinsurgency
The very essence of counterinsurgency is the collection of intelligence for the government.-Lucian W. Pye1EFFECTIVE, ACCURATE, AND TIMELY intelligence is essential to conducting any form of warfare, including counterinsurgency operations, because the...
THE ASSASSINS' GATE: America in Iraq
THE ASSASSINS' GATE: America in Iraq, George Packer, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2005, 467 pages, $26.00The nominating committee for the inaugural Michael Kelly Award (a $25,000 award given in memory of Michael Kelly, the first American reporter killed...
THE AXIS OF EVIL: Hezbollah and the Palestinian Terror
THE AXIS OF EVIL: Hezbollah and the Palestinian Terror, Shaul Shay, Transaction Publishers, Brunswick, NJ, 2004, 262 pages, $44.95.Shaul Shay is a research fellow at the International Policy Institute for Counter Terrorism at the Interdisciplinary Centre...
THE CHINESE ARMY TODAY: Tradition and Transformation for the 21st Century
THE CHINESE ARMY TODAY: Tradition and Transformation for the 21st Century, Dennis J. Blasko, Routledge, London and New York, 2006, 228 pages, $34.95.In The Chinese Army Today, Dennis Blasko set out to write the kind of book he wished he'd had available...
The Expeditionary Sailor in the War on Terror
AMONG THE MANY ODDITIES on display in my home office is a print depicting Captain A. K. Wilson, Royal Navy, engaged in a hand-to-hand fight with an enemy warrior during Britain's 1884-1885 Sudan War, an action for which he would be awarded the Victoria...
THE WAR TAPES: The First War Movie Filmed by Soldiers Themselves
THE WAR TAPES: The First War Movie Filmed by Soldiers Themselves, (DVD), Stewart Films, 2006.Rather than sending a film crew to Iraq to create another documentary on the war, director Deborah Scranton just sent cameras. She equipped three New Hampshire...
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