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Book Review: Hybrid Warriors: Proxies, Freelancers and Moscow’s Struggle for Ukraine
March 27, 2024
Dr. Sarah Lohmann, editor of What Ukraine Taught NATO about Hybrid Warfare (US Army War College Press, 2022), calls Anna Arutunyan's latest book, Hybrid Warriors, a "must-read for senior members of the US defense community" that "encourages strategists to think beyond segmented operations to ensure Russia's broad defeat."

Book Review: Conflict: The Evolution of Warfare from 1945 to Ukraine
March 27, 2024
Dr. John A. Nagl provides readers a roadmap to navigate—and a lens with which to interpret—General David Petraeus and Andrew Roberts's best-selling book, Conflict, which Nagl considers "'[t]he closest thing to a memoir" of Petraeus and "likely . . . the best first-person account in history of [Petraeus's] efforts and results in Iraq and Afghanistan that made him the most important Army officer of his generation."

Review Essay: The War in Nicaragua
March 27, 2024
Colonel Joerg Stenzel (German Army), an instructor at the US Army War College, lends his expertise in strategy to this review of "the most famous and successful" filibuster featured in William Walker's 1860 work, The War in Nicaragua.

Book Review: Violence in Defeat: The Wehrmacht on German Soil, 1944–1945
February 22, 2024
Book Review: Violence in Defeat: The Wehrmacht on German Soil, 1944–1945
Daniel Gipper

Author: Bastiaan Willems

Reviewed by Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Gipper, US Air Force, faculty development scholar, Air University

Book Review: The Islamic State in Afghanistan and Pakistan: Strategic Alliances and Rivalries
February 22, 2024
Book Review: The Islamic State in Afghanistan and Pakistan: Strategic Alliances and Rivalries 
Authors: Amira Jadoon with Andrew Mines

Reviewed by Thomas F. Lynch III, PhD, Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of National Strategic Studies, National Defense University

Book Review: Waging a Good War: How the Civil Rights Movement Won Its Battles, 1954–1968
February 22, 2024
Book Review: Waging a Good War: How the Civil Rights Movement Won Its Battles, 1954–1968
Author: Thomas E. Ricks

Reviewed by Keith Nightingale, retired colonel, US Army

Book Review: Small Armies, Big Cities: Rethinking Urban Warfare
February 22, 2024
Book Review: Small Armies, Big Cities: Rethinking Urban Warfare
John P. Sullivan

Author: Louise A. Tumchewics (editor)

Reviewed by Dr. John P. Sullivan, instructor, Safe Communities Institute, University of Southern California

Book Review: Forging the Anglo-American Alliance: The British and American Armies, 1917–1941
January 17, 2024
Book Cover: Forging the Anglo-American Alliance: The British and American Armies, 1917–1941

Book Review: Boots and Suits: Historical Cases and Contemporary Lessons in Military Diplomacy
January 17, 2024
Book Review: Boots and Suits: Historical Cases and Contemporary Lessons in Military Diplomacy
https://press.armywarcollege.edu/parameters_bookshelf/33

Book Review: Military Dogs of World War II
December 20, 2023
Book Review: Military Dogs of World War II
Wylie W. Johnson
Author: Susan Bulanda
Reviewed by Reverend Dr. Wylie W. Johnson, chaplain (retired), US Army War College class of 2010