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The following contribution comes from Grant Hayter-Menzies, author of Dorothy Brooke and the Fight to Save Cairo’s Lost War Horses (November 2017). Hayter-Menzies is the author of several books, including From Stray Dog to World War I Hero: The Paris Terrier Who Joined the First Division (Potomac Books, 2015) an [...]
The following is an excerpt from How We Won and Lost the War in Afghanistan: Two Years in the Pashtun Homeland (November 2017) by Douglas Grindle. Prologue In the faded photo a woman stands in bright sunlight in the middle of a poor Afghan village. She gazes confidently into the camera lens. She is in her twenties, wit [...]