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The Three Circles of War: Understanding the Dynamics of Conflict in Iraq Hardcover – July 1, 2010
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About the Author
Hy S. Rothstein is a senior lecturer of defense analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School. He served in the U.S. Army as a Special Forces officer for more than twenty-six years. He is the author of Afghanistan and the Troubled Future of Unconventional Warfare (Naval Institute Press, 2006).
John Arquilla is a professor of defense analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School. He is the author of Networks and Netwars: The Future of Terror, Crime, and Militancy, with David Ronfeldt (RAND, 2002), and Worst Enemy: The Reluctant Transformation of the American Military (National Book Network, 2008).
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Glenn Robinson, a contributing author, provides the reader with a very brief introduction to the political situation in Iraq. This was one of the most concise summaries I have read on the numerous parties (both major and minor) that are currently affecting the political landscape in the country.
Next, the editors provide three essays on the political developments, economic viewpoints and efforts on the reconstruction of indigenous security forces. These essays focus the combined Iraqi & American reconstruction efforts within Iraq.
I found the next section on understanding the adversaries to be the most valuable portion of the book. One of the adages in law enforcement is to "follow the money." Michael Freeman offers his expertise in his essay regarding the financing for the insurgency and the terrorists. Closely tied to fund-raising is how to share success stories with willing contributors. The world watched Desert Storm through Ted Turner's new television station CNN.Read more ›