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Thomas E. Ricks' daily take on national security.

A COIN reading list

This one is fresh from the library of the U.S. Army War College. The list struck me as a bit haphazard –for example, why my article from Army magazine, but not the book from which that article was excerpted? — but overall my attitude is, the more of these lists, the better. austinevan/Flickr

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This one is fresh from the library of the U.S. Army War College. The list struck me as a bit haphazard --for example, why my article from Army magazine, but not the book from which that article was excerpted? -- but overall my attitude is, the more of these lists, the better.

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This one is fresh from the library of the U.S. Army War College. The list struck me as a bit haphazard –for example, why my article from Army magazine, but not the book from which that article was excerpted? — but overall my attitude is, the more of these lists, the better.

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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