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Reader recommendation: The Wrong War

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By Eugenia Nichols, Newark, Del. / August 31, 2011

The Wrong War by Bing West, an assistant Defense secretary under Reagan and author of acclaimed military books, is a realistic account of why our strategy in Afghanistan has not achieved a satisfactory outcome. West’s descriptions of his time spent with the troops on the battlefield show the courage of our troops and the weakness of our idealistic theories of counterinsurgency.

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