I bought this as part of the reading for an essay on counter-terrorism in Algeria , so it was very on-topic. The author was a solider serving the side of France in the conflict, and thus describes his own position with regards to combating terrorism and dealing with an insurrection.
There is, therefore, a modern ring to it- clear parallels with Iraw might be drawn but the keen reader.
I must admit I found this to be a little "dry" at time, altough it was certainly worth reading in places.
Excuse a somewhat basic review, I read this book months ago, and memory fades a bit!