Effectively challenges conventional cultural analyses... recommended.
Overall, Military Orientalism is a... well-researched and thoughtful examination of the many misinterpretations by the military.
(May-Lee Chai Asian Affairs
This is an accessible and well-written book for a wide range of audiences. The author has a solid grasp of the historical material and has bravely tackled a contentious yet persistent issue -- Orientalism -- through the lens of military conflict, and the reader is wiser as a result
(Dave Clemente International Affairs
Military Orientalism seeks to expose the perils of using culture as a means to understanding war, whether it unfolds in the East or (implicitly) closer to home. It is a rich and wide-ranging text that displays a depth of historical reading to good effect and is beautifully written.
(Daniel Neep, University of Exeter)