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SWJ Book Review – “Danger 79er: The Life and Times of Lieutenant General James F. Hollingsworth”

James H. Willbanks’ biography Danger 79er of General James Francis Hollingsworth (Holly) is a welcomed addition to our understanding important U.S. generals. From his Texas roots, through what became Texas A&M, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam (with points in-between), we read how events and people shaped his perceptions and Army career, especially two other armor officers, General George S. Patton and, later, General Creighton Abrams.

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SWJ Book Review: “The Village” by Bing West (Review #3 of 6)

Bing West gives us, in this timeless work, an incomparable portrait of the lower end of the spectrum, a small war indeed. The Marines, chronicled by Marine Captain Bing West in a RAND report, all volunteers, were given one simple order—control the five square miles of the village of Binh Nghia, day and night, and do it with rifles, not artillery or airpower. The costs were high.

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SWJ Book Review: "Psychological Warfare in the Arab-Israeli Conflict" SWJED Fri, 02/23/2018 - 1:07am

Psychological Warfare, the most potent weapon leveraged by both sides in the 1947 to present Arab-Israeli conflict, finally gets the attention it deserves.

SWJ Book Review of "Our Latest Longest War: Losing Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan" SWJED Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:39am

In Afghanistan Americans seemed determined to validate F. Scott Fitzgerald's aphorism that American lives have no second act.