Defense Media Network


"Arguably the book's most important contribution is the wealth of material telling the Iraqi side of the story. It provides a powerful counterpoint and, in some cases, mirror image of the Marine experience there. Ardolino cogently explains with rare and remarkable clarity intimate details of Iraqi tribal dynamics, a Gordian knot reality of contradictions and complexity so confusing to outsiders that Western writers often glossed over it with the oversimplified and unhelpful label 'tribal politics.' ... A must-read reference about how to conduct a successful counterinsurgency operation."

-- Defense Media Network

(June 18, 2013)

Semper Fi Fund

All author proceeds for the first edition will benefit the Semper Fi Fund.