Review of Starship Troopers


Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was never a big fan of military science fiction growing up. Oh, I was a huge fan of Star Trek, and still am, but never a fan of “hard” military science fiction. Star Trek, although inarguably set in a military situation, was …

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Check out this review of FSS: Field Security Section


If you are looking for a detailed history of British Field Security Services, the World War 2 British version of counterintelligence, this is not it. This book is more a series of vignettes and remembrances of those who served. Although it is entertaining and informative in it's own way it is definitely not in the …

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Review of Anticipating Surprise


Anticipating Surprise: Analysis for Strategic Warning by Cynthia M. Grabo My rating: 3 of 5 stars Fair warning here, no pun intended, Anticipating Surprise: Analysis for Strategic Warning is a difficult book to get through. It is based on a previously classified book by Cynthia M. Grabo to teach CIA analysts how to conduct warning …

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Check out this review of Office of Strategic Services 1942-45: The World War II Origins of the CIA


Office of Strategic Services 1942-45: The World War II Origins of the CIA by Eugene Liptak My rating: 4 of 5 stars Somewhat basic, as most Osprey books are designed to be, but an excellent little read. Packed full of good information and interesting photos as well as illustrations. View all my reviews

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Review: The Things They Carried


The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book was sent to me by a a very close family friend while I was mobilized to Iraq for the end of the Iraq War, or Operation New Dawn (OND) as it was called. I had brought along my kindle and …

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