The Centurions

The Centurions

The army cult vintage with resonance to the wars in Iraq and Vietnam—now again in print

When The Centurions was first released in 1960, readers have been riveted by means of the exciting account of infantrymen battling for survival in adverse environments. They have been both transfixed via the chilling ethical query the radical posed: the right way to struggle while the “age of heroics is over.” As correct at the present time because it used to be part a century ago, The Centurions is a gripping army event, a longer symposium on waging conflict in a brand new international order, and a vital research of the ethics of counterinsurgency. that includes a foreword by way of popular army specialist Robert D. Kaplan, this significant wartime novel will back spark debate approximately arguable strategies in scorching spots round the world.

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