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War Against the Taliban: Why It All Went Wrong in &hellip by Sandy Gall
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A thoughtful record, 1 May 2012
Most useful for its many detailed interviews of senior British, Afghan, Pakistani, American and other officials involved in Afghanistan in recent years. Ranges widely, discussing both low-level military tactics and national and international politics. Ends with a thoughtful delineation of the deeply connected problems of Pakistan, India and Kashmir.

Major lessons stand out including the need for a single and clear military chain of command combined with integrated direction of the political-diplomatic effort. Both are much resisted by bureaucracies and nations even when acting alone, still more when in multinational efforts. They pay the price. And the civilian population… Read more
The End of Poverty: How We Can Make it Happen in O&hellip by Jeffrey Sachs
4.0 out of 5 stars Strong medicine, 30 April 2012
Jeffrey Sachs has an optimist's confidence, which makes this book an encouraging read. He brings wide experience, clear argument and deep thought to the problems of poverty. Sachs makes a powerful case that there is plenty that can be done, there is hope.
A Sparrow's Flight: The Memoirs of Lord Hailsham o&hellip by Quintin Hogg Hailsham
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A noble sparrow, 30 April 2012
Brilliance and humanity, careful analysis combined with swashbuckling political flight-by-the-seat-of-the-pants. Great learning, poetry, faith, the love of mountains and of much else. Not many people are like him, few can write like this.

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