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Gulf War Echoes

June 2024
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My author’s vanity will survive Roger J. Spiller’s meager Gulf War bibliography, but I must protest his omission of the work of two of my colleagues, the BBC’s John Simpson and the incomparable Seymour Hersh. Simpson’s From the House of War remains the best journalistic summary of what happened, politically and militarily, and Hersh’s brilliant account of Gen. Barry McCaffrey’s senseless slaughter of Iraqis (after a cease-fire was declared) in the May 22, 2000, New Yorker should be required reading for anyone trying to untangle the mass of official lies told about Operation Desert Storm.

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