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Just War - The Just War Tradition: Ethics in Modern Warfare
Just War - The Just War Tradition: Ethics in Modern Warfare
by Charles Guthrie
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Great take on the Just War tradition., 10 Mar. 2014
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I gave this 5 stars as this is a short, pithy summary of the Just War tradition written by a practitioner. I really rate it.


Trumpeter and the Desert Sands
Trumpeter and the Desert Sands
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5.0 out of 5 stars A damn good read., 7 Mar. 2014
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An excellent short story; really captured the atmosphere and the Army idiosyncrasies. I'm sure the author hasn't relied on his own experiances. Brilliant.


KANDAK: Fighting with Afghans
KANDAK: Fighting with Afghans
by Patrick Hennessey
Edition: Hardcover

10 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars If you value integrity, do not but this book., 19 Sept. 2012
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As a former Army Officer who served in the OMLT with same Kandak on the tour after Hennassey, I find this book both dispiriting and slightly cringe-worthy.

I have consulted widely before posting this review, including amongst Grenadiers', and found that his bloated sense of self-achievement belittles the true story and those of the book subject, his Afghan partners. Quite simply, I do not believe that he did everything that he claims to have done.

If you have any experience of the Forces, especially if you have been to Afghanistan and worked with the ANA, you will not enjoy this book because of its factual inadequacies. As a piece of reality based fiction, it gives you an insight in to the nuances, pleasures and frustrations of working with a fledgling military from a culture completely at odds with our own.
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