Book Review: Countering Counterinsurgency

The So-Called Thinking Man's Way of War 1

Peter van Agtmael, Magnum Photos

Iraq, 2006

Can we dispose of a tiny quibble first? Douglas Porch's new book, Counterinsurgency: Exposing the Myths of the New Way of War (Cambridge University Press), contains some annoying errors. Forgive me for being sensitive, but "Bacevitch" is not an approved alternative spelling of the surname bequeathed by my father.