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Journal tqft's Journal: War, what is it good for? 2

http://www.themonthly.com.au/winning-enemies-john-birmingham-5260
"But by the time Stanley McChrystal arrived to bring his very special talents to bear on the problem of the âforgotten warâ(TM), his best estimates of the number of surviving Al Qaeda fighters in Afghanistan was somewhere a little north of one hundred men. As recently released documents show, even bin Laden despaired of how far his creation had fallen. But by then, of course, there were other enemies to fight, pretty much all of our own making."

This is essentially a book review of Frank Ledwidgeâ(TM)s 'Losing Small Wars', Karen Middletonâ(TM)s 'An Unwinnable War' and Michael Hastingâ(TM)s 'The Operators'

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War, what is it good for?

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