Insanity = Expecting Different Results

In 1972 Bob Komer told us in no uncertain terms why we were likely to fail in Iraq & Afghanistan. "Bureaucracy Does Its Thing" by R.W. Komer

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Review – The Bedford Boys: One American Town’s Ultimate D-day Sacrifice by Alex Kershaw

The Bedford Boys: One American Town's Ultimate D-day Sacrifice. by Alex Kershaw. MJF Books, 2003. ISBN: 978-1-60671-135-4. 274 pages. In The Bedford Boys, Alex Kershaw tells the story of one Virginia National Guard infantry company that was virtually wiped out on D-Day. Because of the extraordinary sacrifice of the small town of Bedford, Virginia, it was …

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Review – Churchill & Orwell: The Fight for Freedom by Tom Ricks

Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom by Thomas E. Ricks. Penguin Press, 2017. ISBN: 9781594206139. 339 pgs. Tom Ricks begins his latest book, Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom, with anecdotes about moments in the 1930s when each of his protaganists came very close to a premature death--much closer in Orwell’s case than …

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Review – Fast Tanks and Heavy Bombers: Innovation in the U.S. Army 1917-1945 by David E. Johnson

Fast Tanks and Heavy Bombers: Innovation in the U.S. Army 1917-1945 by David E. Johnson. Cornell University Press 1998. ISBN: 0-8014-8847-8. 288 pgs. Fast Tanks and Heavy Bombers is a stolid, workmanlike review of the winding road for weapons development from World War I to World War II with an examination of the forces within …

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Review – Why We Lost: A General’s Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars by Daniel Bolger. Kindle Edition, 565 pages. Published November 11, 2014 by Mariner Books. ASIN: B00KEWAP04 I first published this on Goodreads back in 2014. Someone recently liked it, and the notification caused me to go back and reread it. I'm a …

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