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At Last: The Real Story of the Vietnam War

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Washington's Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa - Colonialism 2.0?

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How to Be a Rogue Superpower: A Manual for the Twenty-First Century

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For the People of Afghanistan, Things Have Gone from Bad to Worse

With the arrival of General David Petraeus as Afghan War commander, there has been ever more talk about the meaning of “success” in Afghanistan.  At the end of July, USA Today ran an article titled, “In Afghanistan, Success Measured a Step at a Time.” Days later, Stephen Biddle, a Senior Fellow for Defense Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, held a conference call with the media to speak about “Defining Success in Afghanistan.”  A mid-August editorial in the Washington Post was titled: “Making the Case for Success in Afghanistan.”  And earlier this month, an Associated Press article appeared under the headline, “Petraeus Talks Up Success in Afghan War.”

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