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For a book that is published in 2013, one would hope there would be a little more analysis of the screw-ups leading up to the war and the execution of it, and what the next 10 years brought. It seems like this book was written in about 2004 and not much analysis. Very snappy layout, paper, pictures, etc. But it is a military book, a history to be studied supposedly by future military. But I thought it had a very narrow focus and took for granted the assumptions and BS that led us into the war. Including WMD, Chalabi, US/British "intelligence", etc. One can almost hear Rce, Cheney, and Powell. Certainly not going to learn too much valuable military history for future good use by swallowing all of this. And the tax-payers paid for the book. Oh, great.