Best Defense

The New York Times Iraq bookshelf, and an unusual list from Andrew Bacevich

Tom Ricks offers a reading list on Iraq.

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An Iraqi soldier parachutes with a giant national flag during the 94th Army Day parade at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in central Baghdad on January 6, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ALI AL-SAADI (Photo credit should read ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images)

A pretty comprehensive compilation on Iraq.

Plus, here is an interesting list from Andrew Bacevich of the books that shaped him. I was surprised to see Henry Adams on the list—I couldn’t stand that book!

This will lead you to some other Best Defense book lists.

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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.

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