Nightcap at Dawn by J B. Walker
American Soldiers' Counterinsurgency in Iraq

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A group of U.S. soldiers emailed their observations and experiences from Iraq and their candid opinions on fighting an insurgency. This book is the result. This startling collection of emails is a thoughtful and compelling narrative that carries the reader from the alleys and city streets to the homes of long-suffering Iraqis, and from the soldiers’ concrete bunkers to the “majestic” army base. Along the way, the reader is asked to consider the puzzles posed for a disciplined army engaged with an enemy that hides amid—and indeed, targets—a civilian population.
 

About J B. Walker

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J. B. Walker is the collective pen name of a dedicated group of former U.S. Army soldiers. Together they wrote Nightcap at Dawn: American Soldiers' Counterinsurgency in Iraq. All the authors' proceeds of publication will go to charities that serve military families.
 
Published February 28, 2012 by Skyhorse Publishing. 568 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction

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Expertly archived and originally written for military audiences, this confluence of warfare experiences is sure to garner widespread attention, with the publishing proceeds directed to charities serving military families, “the unacknowledged soldiers of any war.” A bracing cooperative effort ta...

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This tome of the tactics, true stories, and "hallucination(s)" of fighting a counterinsurgency war in Iraq was anonymously penned by a group of American soldiers, but despite its serviceman pedigree, the book lacks the narrative structure to become more than a practical primer for a war from whic...

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