Thursday, April 20, 2006


Thanks to some birthday gift card action I picked up Cobra II, the inside tale of the Iraq invasion. The book is getting lots of good press, and it is worth noting the book is written by the authors of what is considered the definitive study of the first Gulf war. One of the most impressive blurbs on the back of the book refers to the earlier volume. That book is on the Army Chief of Staff reading list. Lest you think that means it is a white wash, have a look at the overall list. It includes Dereliction of Duty, a book harshly critical of the military's role in the buildup to Vietnam.

Anyway, I am looking forward to reading this one, having read a few of the earliy histories that came out in 04. This one doesn't cover that much of the insurgency but is written with the aftermath of the invasion of mind.

No comments: