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More on Bergen’s ‘The Longest War’

Catching up: I had a review of Peter Bergen’s new book The Longest War  in Sunday’s New York Times Book Review,, calling it “stunning” and “a history of our time.” Tom’s bottom line: “one of the most important accounts on the subject to appear in years.” By now you can guess that I liked it. ...

Catching up: I had a review of Peter Bergen’s new book The Longest War  in Sunday’s New York Times Book Review,, calling it “stunning” and “a history of our time.”

Tom’s bottom line: “one of the most important accounts on the subject to appear in years.” By now you can guess that I liked it.

Also, I contributed to Foreign Policy‘s discussion of the book. Stay tuned, because I think eventually Bergen will get a chance to fire back at his “peel me a grape” critics.

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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