From the Desk of Heather S. Gregg: Iraq and Afghanistan One Year after Building the Nation

Heather Selma Gregg is an associate professor at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Department of Defense Analysis. She is the author of Building the Nation: Missed Opportunities in Iraq & Afghanistan (Potomac Books, 2018), The Path to Salvation: Religious Violence from the … Continue reading From the Desk of Heather S. Gregg: Iraq and Afghanistan One Year after Building the Nation

From the Desk of Jerri Bell: Women’s History in the Military

The following is a contribution from Jerri Bell, co-editor of It’s My Country Too: Women’s Military Stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan (July 2017). Bell is a retired naval officer and the managing editor of O-Dark-Thirty, the literary journal of the Veterans … Continue reading From the Desk of Jerri Bell: Women’s History in the Military

From the Desk of Tracy Crow: Everyone Has a Story #VeteransDay

The following is a post from Tracy Crow, author of Eyes Right: Confessions from a Woman Marine (Nebraska, 2012) and Red, White, and True: Stories from Veterans and Families, World War II to Present (Potomac Books, 2014), and editor of On Point: A Guide to Writing … Continue reading From the Desk of Tracy Crow: Everyone Has a Story #VeteransDay

News and Reviews

Books   Selling War by Steven J. Alvarez Praise from Task & Purpose: “Alvarez captures the chaos, bureaucracy, and confusion of those responsible for communicating on behalf of the military, as the nation was unwillingly dragged into an extended insurgency campaign for which it was little prepared. Selling War is a cautionary lesson for those who fail to grasp the vital importance of messaging in the competing narratives of modern conflict.” For the Love of Wine by Alice Fiering Recommendation from Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews: “Feiring brings to her writing on Georgia a simultaneous freshness and refinement that surpasses that of … Continue reading News and Reviews

NEWS AND REVIEWS

Books R*dskins by C. Richard King Praise from the Chicago Tribune: “But King’s book consists of much more than these specific questions. By its structure and logic . . . the book is designed to elicit a more complex response than mere agreement or disagreement. It’s not an op-ed written to garner a simplistic pro or con reaction, but rather gives people on both sides of the fence, and even on the fence, a great deal to think about.” Sublime Physick by Patrick Madden Commentary from The Humble Essayist: “The essay ‘Buying a Bass,’ which is really the story of not … Continue reading NEWS AND REVIEWS