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I thought this was an exceptional book covering the history of counterinsurgent warfare and the leadership question. Read morePublished 3 months ago by David L Asay
For an trained, professional historian, Mark Moyar is remarkably dismissive about the role of great historical currents in shaping the outcome of insurgencies. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kevin M. Boylan
Dr. Mark Moyar's most recent book, "A Question of Command: Counterinsurgency from the Civil War to Iraq," is a must read for any serious student of military history, and, in... Read morePublished on September 15, 2013 by Dr.L
To borrow and adapt a really good line from Michael Herr's overdub narrative for "Apocalypse Now," "the bulls*** in this book piles up so fast you need wings to stay above it. Read morePublished on March 18, 2013 by NS
A quick scan of the first chapter of "A Question of Command" would suggest considerable potential for an original and insightful contribution to COIN theory. Read morePublished on September 8, 2011 by Peter Monks
Being a student of counterinsurgency, I looked forward to reading A Question of Command as a fresh perspective on the topic. Read morePublished on April 29, 2011 by Abe Medoff
Mr. Moyar has done an excellent job of intertwining case studies with the realities of fighting a counterinsurgency. Read morePublished on February 24, 2011 by Jelz
Engrossing narrative. It offers insight into significant past and recent counterinsurgency efforts. The author identifies 10 attributes of effective counterinsurgency leaders and... Read morePublished on February 8, 2011 by serap
I like the dynamics this author writes on winning counterinsurgency wars (small wars, guerrilla wars, limited, unconventional... whatever you'd like to title them). Read morePublished on January 24, 2011 by Jeffrey D. Freeman