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The half-hearted “wars” on terror by Frank Ellis

The half-hearted “wars” on terror FRANK ELLIS finds a chronicle of post-9/11 confrontations marred by postmodernism and wishful thinking The 9/11 Wars Jason Burke, Allen Lane, London, 2011, xxi + pp.506 + Illustrations, Maps, Notes, Bibliography & Index What Jason … Continue reading

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Remembering Russia’s Vietnam

Remembering Russia’s Vietnam FRANK ELLIS remembers the tortuous Soviet attempt to subjugate Afghanistan Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan 1979-89 Rodric Braithwaite, Profile Books, London, 2011 “This film is dedicated to the gallant people of Afghanistan” (Rambo III, 1988) Afgantsy is … Continue reading

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