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excellent but too short,
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This review is from: Military Justice in Vietnam: The Rule of Law in an American War (Modern War Studies) (Hardcover)
after reading " kill anything that moves" which delves into the crimes commited by american service and civillian personel during vietnam I dug around on my shelves for somthing to clarify a few things that I felt that book lacked. A deeper study of some of teh detail in these cases. I found I had this and decided to see what an accademic point of view would be. its an interesting book that digs into some cases mentioned in Turses book but with a little less emotional intent, giviing reasons why such things happened as light sentancing ( usually due to review boards post court martial back in teh US) but one of the most interesting parts is the look at the black market and currency manipulation. Something that is hugly important in nation building and combating counter insurgency and never seems to be looked at in any real detail apart from here.
this is a trully interesting book that looks at aspects most military historians will not seem to look at in any depth, my only gripe as such if there was one is that there is a longer book in this dying to get out