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Army leaders are reviewed in 'The Generals'
Army leaders are reviewed in 'The Generals'

-------------------- The Generals American Military Command from World War II to Today Thomas E. Ricks Penguin Press: 556 pp., $32.95 -------------------- Deep in his impressive, disturbing study of U.S. Army leadership, "The Generals: American Military Command From World War II to Today," Thomas E. Ricks offers his explanation of why the Iraq war seemed to spiral out of control even after Saddam Hussein was toppled and his army defeated. The fault was not with the U.S. Army's rank and file, Ricks concludes. "It was a well-trained, professional, competent force," he writes. "But the soldiers were often better at their tasks than the generals who were...

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