KNIFE FIGHTS by John Nagl

October 17, 2014

John Nagl spoke about his book, Knife Fights: A Memoir of Modern War in Theory and Practice, at Politics & Prose on Friday October 17, 2014.

Nagl is not blind to the costs or consequences of counterinsurgency, a policy he compared to “eating soup with a knife.” The men who died under his command in Iraq will haunt him to his grave. When it comes to war, there are only bad choices; the question is only which ones are better and which worse. Nagl’s memoir is a profound education in modern war—in theory, in practice, and in the often tortured relationship between the two. It is essential reading for anyone who cares about the fate of America’s soldiers and the purposes for which their lives are put at risk.

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780143127765
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Published: Penguin Books - October 13th, 2015

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