The Unfortunate Repeatability of War Unachievability

In the wake of “The Afghanistan Papers,” if you want to go on a truly heartbreaking journey, read these books, in this order:

1.  “A Bright Shining Lie” by Neil Sheehan

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2.  “Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers” by Daniel Ellsberg

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3.  “Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawal” by Howard Zinn

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4.  “Bureaucracy Does Its Thing” by Robert W. Komer

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