Military Review

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Articles from Vol. 87, No. 3, May/June

Army IO Is PSYOP: Influencing More with Less
THE PURPOSE OF this article is to briefly examine some of the root causes of the ongoing fracture of Army information operations (IO) in general and the dysfunctional friction between IO and the various Army agents of influence, in particular psychological...
A Savage War of Peace
A Savage War of Peace, Alistair Home, reviewed by LTC Robert M. Cassidy, USAAlistair Home's A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962 (New York Review Books Classics, New York, 2006) was first published in 1977. It has since been reissued, in paperback,...
BLOOD AND OIL: The Middle East in World War I
BLOOD AND OIL: The Middle East in World War I, Documentary Film (DVD), written and produced by Marty Callaghan, Inecom, 2006, 112 minutes, $24.95.Documentary films can bring a sense of immediacy and emotional intensity to historical events that is impossible...
COUNTERINSURGENCY DIPLOMACY: Political Advisors at the Operational and Tactical Levels
In the conventional war, military action, seconded by diplomacy, propaganda, and economic pressure, is generally the principal way to achieve the goal. Politics as an instrument of war tends to take a back seat and emerges again-as an instrument-when...
EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN: Task Force Phantom in the Iraq War
Sometimes Army doctrine actually works when given the chance.IT IS NO SMALL IRONY that a military intelligence (MI) brigade came to the above conclusion about infantry operations during more than 20 months of combat in 2003 and 2005. With Iraq as the...
Farewell Message
Tomorrow we will stand on the parade field at Fort Myer and the mantle of Army Chief of Staff will pass to General George W. Casey. It has been a tremendous privilege and honor to serve alongside you, the Soldiers, Civilians, and family members, who...
FIGHTING THE WAR ON TERROR: A Counterinsurgency Strategy
FIGHTING THE WAR ON TERROR: A Counterinsurgency Strategy, James S. Corum, Zenith Press, St. Paul, MN, 2007,304 pages, $25.95.Insurgencies-conflicts in which factions attempt to take over state power by force-have been around almost as long as there have...
GEORGE WASHINGTON AND BENEDICT ARNOLD: A Tale of Two Patriots
GEORGE WASHINGTON AND BENEDICT ARNOLD: A Tale of Two Patriots, Dave R. Palmer, Regnery Publishing, Washington, D.C., 2006,395 pages, $29.95.Retired Lieutenant General Dave Palmer's George Washington and Benedict Arnold: A Tale of Two Patriots provides...
Life and Fate
LIFE AND FATE, Vasily Grossman, New York Review of Books, NY, 2006, 871 pages, $22.95.Editor's note: Called by many critics "one of the greatest novels of the Soviet era and certainly the best Russian novel on World War II, " Life and Fate way recently...
Managing Counterinsurgency: Lessons from Malaya
Without a reasonably efficient government machine, no programmes or projects, in the context of counterinsurgency, will produce the desired results.-Sir Robert Thompson, Defeating Communist Insurgency.1COMBATING AN INSURGENCY tests a government to its...
ROUGHNECK NINE-ONE: The Extraordinary Story of A Special Forces A-Team at War
ROUGHNECK NINE-ONE: The Extraordinary Story of A Special Forces A-Team At War, Frank Antenori and Hans Halberstadt, St. Martins Press, New York, NY, 2006, 265 pages, $24.95.Team Sergeant Frank Antenori's account of Operational Detachment Alpha (ODA,...
STATE OF EMERGENCY: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America
STATE OF EMERGENCY: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America, Patrick J. Buchanan, Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, New York, 2006, 308 pages, $24.95.In State of Emergency, Patrick J. Buchanan delivers an apocalyptic analysis of the potential...
THE LAST CRUSADE: Americanism and the Islamic Reformation
THE LAST CRUSADE: Americanism and the Islamic Reformation, Michael A. Palmer, Potomac Books, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2007, 256 pages, $26.95.Michael A. Palmer's titular description of the West's role in its ongoing conflict with radical Islam as a "crusade"...
THE LONG ROAD HOME: A Story of War and Family
THE LONG ROAD HOME: A Story of War and Family, Martha Raddatz, New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2007, 307 pages, $24.95."Black Sunday, 1900 hours April 4,2004, Sadr City, Iraq. Where the light shone that evening, it illuminated only gore and the clenched...
The Multiple Dimensions of Conflict in the Nuba Mountains of Central Sudan
AUTHOR'S NOTE: With continued massive human suffering and violence in Darfur, there is discussion about increasing U.S. and international military involvement in the Sudan. With that in mind, this article provides an overview of the 2002 cease-fire monitoring...
THE ONE PERCENT DOCTRINE: Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies since 9/11
THE ONE PERCENT DOCTRINE: Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11, Ron Suskind, Simon and Schuster, New York, 2006, 354 pages, $27.00.According to Ron Suskind, Vice President Dick Cheney developed the "One Percent Doctrine" in response...
The Shia Revival
THE SHIA REVIVAL, Vali Nasr, W.W. Norton and Company, New York, 2006, 287 pages $25.95.Vali Nasr's The Shia Revival is a must-read for anyone wanting to come to grips with the rampant sectarian violence in the Middle East, specifically in Iraq. At the...
The SHIA REVIVAL
THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENT in the Middle East today is the rise of sectarian conflict. This is a process that has begun in Iraq, but it will not end there. In Iraq it has become the single most important determinant of that country's future. However,...
THE TET OFFENSIVE: A Concise History
THE TET OFFENSIVE: A Concise History, James H. Willbanks, Columbia University Press, New York, 2006, $29.50.In this short, well-written, and helpful reference, James Willbanks traces the origins, conduct, and aftermath of the Communist Tet Offensive...
TWICE ARMED: An American Soldier's Battle for Hearts and Minds in Iraq
TWICE ARMED: An American Soldier's Battle for Hearts and Minds in Iraq, R. Alan King, MBI Publishing Company, St. Paul, MN, 2006, $24.95,304 pages.The United States and the Iraqi Government continue to fight an intense and deadly counterinsurgency in...
WAR BY OTHER MEANS: An Insider's Account of the War on Terror
WAR BY OTHER MEANS: An Insider's Account of the War on Terror, John Yoo, Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, 2006, 292 pages, $24.00.At first glance, John Yoo's War by Other Means looks like an extension of the ongoing, seemingly academic debate on the...
WAR OF NERVES: Chemical Warfare from World War I to Al-Qaeda
WAR OF NERVES: Chemical Warfare from World War I to Al-Qaeda, Jonathan B. Tucker, Pantheon Books, New York, 2006, 479 pages, $30.00.Jonathan Tucker is a worldrenowned arms control expert in the fields of chemical and biological weapons who served as...
William Harding Carter and the American Army
WILLIAM HARDING CARTER AND THE AMERICAN ARMY, Ronald G. Machoian, Oklahoma University Press, Norman, 2006, 388 pages, $39.95.When one thinks of the reformers who influenced the development of the Army in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the names...
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