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    Default Harsh Lessons: Iraq, Afghanistan and the Changing Character of War

    Ben Barry of IISS has published a book on the utility of force; it is on my bookshelf awaiting attention and is recommended by H.R. McMaster cited below.

    There is a full explanation of the book on:

    There is a sub-title which helps:
    ....examines the military evolution of the US-led interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq, and their implications for the future character of war
    Well what did HR write?
    What Western nations learn from their experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq may prove to be as important as the outcomes of those long, ongoing wars. Ben Barry has produced an invaluable study which should serve as a starting point for those charged with understanding recent experience as the foundation for thinking about future armed conflict and how best to advance national and international security.
    There is a YouTube episode on Ben Barry's talk in January 2017 (63 mins):
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