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Book Review: The Wandering Army: The Campaigns that Transformed the British Way of War
May 20, 2024
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Book Review: Thanks for Your Service: The Causes and Consequences of Public Confidence in the US Military
May 20, 2024
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Book Review: Limited Force and the Fight for the Just War Tradition
May 20, 2024
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Book Review: Armies in Retreat: Chaos, Cohesion, and Consequences
May 20, 2024
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Resourcing the National Security Enterprise: Connecting the Ways and Means of US National Security
April 19, 2024
Book Review: Resourcing the National Security Enterprise: Connecting the Ways and Means of US National Security

Military Culture Shift: The Impact of War, Money, and Generational Perspective on Morale, Retention, and Leadership
April 19, 2024
Book Review: Military Culture Shift: The Impact of War, Money, and Generational Perspective on Morale, Retention, and Leadership

Hybrid Warriors: Proxies, Freelancers and Moscow’s Struggle for Ukraine
March 27, 2024
Dr. Sarah Lohmann, editor of What Ukraine Taught NATO about Hybrid Warfare (US Army War College Press, 2022), calls Anna Arutunyan's latest book, Hybrid Warriors, a "must-read for senior members of the US defense community" that "encourages strategists to think beyond segmented operations to ensure Russia's broad defeat."

Conflict: The Evolution of Warfare from 1945 to Ukraine
March 27, 2024
Dr. John A. Nagl provides readers a roadmap to navigate—and a lens with which to interpret—General David Petraeus and Andrew Roberts's best-selling book, Conflict, which Nagl considers "'[t]he closest thing to a memoir" of Petraeus and "likely . . . the best first-person account in history of [Petraeus's] efforts and results in Iraq and Afghanistan that made him the most important Army officer of his generation."

The War in Nicaragua
March 27, 2024
Colonel Joerg Stenzel (German Army), an instructor at the US Army War College, lends his expertise in strategy to this review of "the most famous and successful" filibuster featured in William Walker's 1860 work, The War in Nicaragua.

Violence in Defeat: The Wehrmacht on German Soil, 1944–1945
February 22, 2024
Book Review: Violence in Defeat: The Wehrmacht on German Soil, 1944–1945
Daniel Gipper

Author: Bastiaan Willems

Reviewed by Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Gipper, US Air Force, faculty development scholar, Air University

The Islamic State in Afghanistan and Pakistan: Strategic Alliances and Rivalries
February 22, 2024
Book Review: The Islamic State in Afghanistan and Pakistan: Strategic Alliances and Rivalries 
Authors: Amira Jadoon with Andrew Mines

Reviewed by Thomas F. Lynch III, PhD, Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of National Strategic Studies, National Defense University

Waging a Good War: How the Civil Rights Movement Won Its Battles, 1954–1968
February 22, 2024
Book Review: Waging a Good War: How the Civil Rights Movement Won Its Battles, 1954–1968
Author: Thomas E. Ricks

Reviewed by Keith Nightingale, retired colonel, US Army