H-War Content

Re: Operation Southern Focus

The US government believed that Iraq had a lot of active, currently functional WMD sites. If this belief had been correct, a significant fraction of them would have been neither known nor suspected by the US. Destroying all known or suspected sites would not have meant destroying all, or even almost all, currently functional WMD sites.

H-War Book Reviews

Author: 
Laurien Crump, Susanna Erlandsson, eds.
Reviewer: 
Felicitas Hartung

Hartung on Crump and Erlandsson, 'Margins for Manoeuvre in Cold War Europe: The Influence of Smaller Powers'

Laurien Crump, Susanna Erlandsson, eds. Margins for Manoeuvre in Cold War Europe: The Influence of Smaller Powers. Routledge Studies in Modern European History Series. London: Routledge, 2019. xiii + 250 pp. $170.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-138-38837-6.

Reviewed by Felicitas Hartung (University of California, San Diego) Published on H-War (February, 2023) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Hugh R. Slotten
Reviewer: 
Aaron Bateman

Bateman on Slotten, 'Beyond Sputnik and the Space Race: The Origins of Global Satellite Communications'

Hugh R. Slotten. Beyond Sputnik and the Space Race: The Origins of Global Satellite Communications. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2022. Illustrations. 256 pp. $55.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4214-4123-8; $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-4122-1.

Reviewed by Aaron Bateman (George Washington University) Published on H-War (February, 2023) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
James Tharin Bradford
Reviewer: 
Robert Beach

Beach on Bradford, 'Poppies, Politics, and Power: Afghanistan and the Global History of Drugs and Diplomacy'

James Tharin Bradford. Poppies, Politics, and Power: Afghanistan and the Global History of Drugs and Diplomacy. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019. 300 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5017-3976-7

Author: 
Marvin Pokrant
Reviewer: 
Joseph Carignan

Carignan on Pokrant, 'New Principles of War: Enduring Truths with Timeless Examples'

Marvin Pokrant. New Principles of War: Enduring Truths with Timeless Examples. Lincoln: Potomac Books, An imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, 2021. 376 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-64012-222-2.

Reviewed by Joseph Carignan (Air University, Air War College) Published on H-War (January, 2023) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Mark Wilde-Ramsing, Linda F. Carnes-McNaughton
Reviewer: 
Jess Cragg

Cragg on Wilde-Ramsing and Carnes-McNaughton, 'Blackbeard's Sunken Prize: The 300-Year Voyage of Queen Anne's Revenge'

Mark Wilde-Ramsing, Linda F. Carnes-McNaughton. Blackbeard's Sunken Prize: The 300-Year Voyage of Queen Anne's Revenge. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. 224 pp. $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-4052-5