Fighting Today’s Wars: How America’s Leaders Have Failed Our Warriors
David G. Bolgiano and James M. Patterson. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2011. 192 pp. Intro. Notes. Index. $19.95.
Reviewed by Colonel W. Hays Parks, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)
In this well-researched volume, two combat-seasoned senior judge advocates general (JAG) challenge the way the U.S. military prepares for, trains, and fights its current conflicts. Fighting Today’s Wars identifies contemporary deficiencies, some preceding the past decade of combat, many precipitated by the U.S. military’s unpreparedness for the conflicts in which it has engaged. The authors lay out their argument in an articulate, well-documented fashion.