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“The American Military Advisor”

One of the unsung heroes of the hostage crisis at the U.S. embassy in Iran was Michael Metrinko.  He returned to service after 9/11 in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Last August, he penned a handbook for the American Military Advisor published through the U.S. Army War College.  It is a fascinating and entertaining read.  Defying the postmodernism, jargon, and political correctness which permeates the academe and cultural studies, Metrinko draws from decades of experience and addresses what issues American serving as advisors in the Islamic World can expect. 

The excerpt in Middle East Quarterly is here

The whole monograph is a free download from the Army War College (the link is in the MEQ excerpt).

Michael Rubin is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, senior lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Civil-Military Relations, and a senior editor of the Middle East Quarterly.

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