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New Bing West Iraq Book May Be A COIN Classic

Dave Dilegge of Small Wars Journal has the galleys of Bing West’s forthcoming Iraq book The Strongest Tribe. I’ll admit right now that the title strikes me as

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Dave Dilegge of Small Wars Journalhas the galleys of Bing West’s forthcoming Iraq book The Strongest Tribe. I’ll admit right now that the title strikes me as somewhat tin-eared and triumphalist — we hold the initiative more than, for instance, the Jabouri tribe? — but West, a Marine veteran of Vietnam, knows a ton about strategy. Dave saysit’s already a counterinsurgencyclassic:
The early pages and reviews indicate that The Strongest Tribe will be acknowledged as a classic work on counterinsurgency in Iraq – much like The Village defined COIN in Vietnam.
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