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When I first found this book I was pretty thrilled- I thought I had discovered a book that had somehow been overlooked by almost everyone in the Counterinsurgency field. Well, I guess the joke is on me: when I began to read it I quickly figured out that the reason it had not appeared in any bibliographies (none that I have seen, in any case) of other books on the same subject is the extremely biased viewpoint of the author. Essentially, Mr. McClintock uses his obvious skill as a researcher and ...more