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Appeared in: Volume 1, Number 4
Published on: June 1, 2006
Blowtorch Bob in Baghdad

Robert Komer’s retrospective on the Vietnam War sheds a hazy light on U.S. choices in Iraq.

Richard K. Betts, director of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University, is author of Soldiers, Statesmen, and Cold War Crises (Columbia University Press, 1991) and, with Leslie Gelb, The Irony of Vietnam (Brookings, 1979).

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