Top positive review
An eye opener
Reviewed in the United States on December 13, 2014
This book manages to please and tick-off everyone who reads it. Liberals will cheer it's relentless Bush bashing, only to be disillusioned by the author continuing the same criticisms of Obama, the reasons for the criticisms being valid for both. Conservatives will decry the Bush bashing, misunderstanding that the neo-cons who ran the Bush war policy perverted most true conservative principles, but will be elated by the right-on observations that our wide open southern border and political correctness poses THE most serious, and most likely successful, threat to the existence of this nation. Of course, liberals will decry these positions as racist and all the other "isms" the left plays regularly.
The book was an eye opener to me because it got me to totally rethink my uncompromising support of our war policy since 9/11. I always believed wars were won by killing people and breaking things, that is the last thing one does in fighting 4th generation warfare. It was paid fuel reading the criticisms of the Army, but in listening to people who's opinions I value and really paying attention to what the author said about the Army, I now realize the criticisms are valid.
The only downside: the author is terrible at predicting. We never invaded Iran, we capitulated. Israel and Pakistan still exist. We were very much bloodied in the "war on terror", but have survived. The only prediction where he might well be correct is the coming 4GW from our South and in our cities.
Overall, an excellent work, one that anyone who has a clue about our military and foreign policy must read.