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Hearts Minds Seldom Won

It’s MONDAY(!) & that means Puffman Musical Trivia Day this afternoon at 4:30. I’ll be giving away the hardback book, “The Failure of Counterinsurgency; Why Hearts and Minds Are Seldom Won.” The book’s author, Ivan Eland, PhD, is director of the Center on Peace & Liberty at The Independent Institute in Oakland, California. Previously Dr. Eland was director of defense policy studies at the Cato Institute. Prior to that, he worked for Congress for 15 years, including a stint on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. I’m not sure if this fellow is just plain old and/or he can’t seem to hold a steady job! It looks like a heady read though. Given the unsatisfactory outcomes of the counterinsurgency (COIN) wars in Afghanistan & Iraq, the U.S. military is now in a heated debate over whether wars involving COIN operations are worth fighting. Who knows…this new book provides a comprehensive analysis of the effectiveness of COIN through key historic episodes & concludes that the answer is an emphatic “NO.” Check out the book at:,,see what you think & then listen to WIN this afternoon on Puffman Musical Trivia. To go along with this “heavy” book, I’ve come up with a “serious” musical trivia question pertaining to Walt Disney’s 1st animated cartoon! See you at 4:30 this afternoon on Puffman Musical Trivia.

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