Best Defense

So many memoirs, so little understanding

Is anyone reading them?

In the Warlords' Shadow by Daniel R. Green
 (Amazon.com)
In the Warlords' Shadow by Daniel R. Green (Amazon.com)

I have in my library about six feet of memoirs about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Yet we have so little understanding of those wars.

How should I understand this apparent contradiction? Bueller?

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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