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Book Review: The Iran-Iraq War

The Iran-Iraq War, by Efraim Karsh The second book I have read by the author (review forthcoming), this is the first book that I have ever seen in a library relating to this war.  Although the Iran-Iraq war was an … Continue reading

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Book Review: Breaking Cover

Breaking Cover:  My Secret Life In The CIA And What It Taught Me About What’s Worth Fighting For, by Michele Rigby Assad [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Tyndale Blog Network.  All thoughts and opinions are my … Continue reading

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Book Review: Betraying Our Troops

Betraying Our Troops:  The Destructive Results of Privatizing War, by Dina Rasor & Robert Buaman This book is a reminder that propaganda often passes for reportage.  If you are a partisan of the Democrats, this is the sort of book … Continue reading

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The Age Of Seccession: The Kurds

A couple days ago, a large majority of voters in Iraqi Kurdistan voted for their independence in a unilateral referendum that was not supported by Iraq nor by any other nation in the Middle East except for Israel.  Although Iraqi … Continue reading

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Book Review: Where God Was Born

Where God Was Born:  A Daring Adventure Through The Bible’s Greatest Stories, by Bruce Feiler A friend of mine with someone questionable taste in books [1] loaned me this particular volume to read, and it generally matches with many of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Achieving Victory In Iraq

Achieving Victory In Iraq:  Counting An Insurgency, by Col. Dominic J. Caraccilo & Lt. Col Andrea L. Thompson I bought this book from Amazon.com for almost nothing, and in reading this book it is pretty clear why this book was … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Candidate

The Candidate:  A Newsmakers Novel, by Liz Wiehl with Sebastian Stuart [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book manages to do what might seem impossible, find … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Kurds: State And Minority In Turkey, Iraq, And Iran

The Kurds:  State And Minority In Turkey, Iraq, And Iran, by James Ciment It is somewhat noteworthy that this particular book is substantially out of date, and worth mentioning how so at the outset.  Seeking to focus on the relationship … Continue reading

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Between A Rock And A Hard Place: The Fate Of Ousted Dictators And Divided Nations

The sight of loony and oppressive former Libyan Dictator Gaddafi ought to be a cautionary tale for other dictators in the region. Gaddafi, like Barre in Somalia, sought to hold together his oppressive rule, which had been supported (or at … Continue reading

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Boundary Conditions

One of the phenomenon of the crises of 2011 has been the fact that they have not been contained to one or a few countries.  It suggests that there is the feeling (and reality) of “contagion” where the problems of … Continue reading

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