Book Review

"A Military History of the Modern Middle East" represents a new offering by James Brian McNabb.

Journal Article | September 8, 2017 09:02 AM | Comments(1)

Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk" mimics Eric Maria Remarque’s "All Quiet on the Western Front" matter-of-fact depiction of war, down to a boot.

In his book, "Chinese Intelligence Operations", Nicholas Eftimiades states that the “lucrative field of espionage…is highly suited to the People’s Republic of China".

"Al-Qaeda’s Revenge" is a thoroughly researched and well-presented case study on the evolution of the 3/11 network. 

Mirroring the structure of the book, this review highlights some oddities in acknowledgements and abbreviations before discussing Moghadam’s model of terrorist cooperation.

Continue on for a SWJ book review of “Dog Company: A True Story of American Soldiers Abandoned by Their High Command”.

This book is not an academic, historical, or scholarly work, although it does contain his personal accounts of his involvement in the 2012 attacks on the US Special Mission in Benghazi.

Journal Article | December 19, 2016 11:07 AM | Comments(2)

Scales on War exposes the reader to the ground truths and mortal realities of the politically unfavoured means and the un-pretty practice of dismounted close combat and intimate killing.

Journal Article | November 14, 2016 03:35 PM | Comments(4)

If I could recommend one book to the Trump Transition Team it would be Dr. Juliana Geran Pilon’s The Art of Peace: Engaging in Complex World.

Twelve academics at the American University of Cairo admit that the events of 2011, now called the Arab Spring, caught them unprepared

Journal Article | May 17, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments(9)

In the book’s final chapter, Kaplan warns America’s pivot to Asia may overlook its greatest foreign policy opportunity: building an enduring partnership with Mexico to safeguard our most...

Journal Article | May 10, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments(11)

Cann’s book is very much a must read, especially considering the painfully limited Anglophone literature on the Portuguese Overseas War.

Combating the marijuana cartels on America’s public lands.

Journal Article | April 16, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments(1)

Guerilla warfare is not an “Eastern Way of War,” it is the universal war of the weak.

Journal Article | February 22, 2013 03:12 AM | Comments(1)

Those interested in Vietnam, the mechanics of secret peace talks, and the national decision making of several countries will find this an important and historic work.

Journal Article | February 22, 2013 02:25 AM | Comments(2)

As someone who was born and lived in Iraq, I witnessed much of what Dr. Sassoon describes and believe that his analysis is profound and accurate.

Journal Article | February 13, 2013 02:25 AM | Comments(6)

Canadian Army Officer A. A. Cohen has written a new and refreshing book on the life, ideas, and intellectual struggles of the French officer David Galula.

Journal Article | February 11, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments(4)

Like the war itself,the length of The Outpost will dissuade most Americans from bothering with it, but Tapper wants us to remember those who served in a forgotten valley.

Dr. Kevin Woods and his colleague Williamson Murray have brought to life the Iraqi perspective on various conflicts, ranging from Operation Desert Storm to their latest work on the Iran-Iraq War.

Journal Article | November 21, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments(1)

The autobiography of the renowned Middle East historian Bernard Lewis.

A look inside the increasingly pivotal nation.

Journal Article | July 12, 2012 03:53 AM | Comments(1)

This is the kind of book worthy of discussion in America’s War Colleges of the 21st century.

A worthwhile read on Pakistan from the Washington Post's Pamela Constable.

CDR Aboul-Enein reviews Martin Evans' book.

Journal Article | February 14, 2012 04:47 AM | Comments(6)

Joseph Collins reviews All In and finds that it lives up to the man that it is about.