Why the U.S. Military is incompetent and American Survival is at Risk

On the psychology of military incompetence

By Norman F. Dixon

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This unique and penetrating book surveys 100 years of military inefficiency from the Crimean War, through the Boer conflict, to the disasterous campaigns of the First World War and the calamities of the Second. It examines the social psychology of military organizations, provides case studies of individual commanders and identifies an alarming pattern in the causes of military disaster.

"An absorbing, perceptive and often very funny study in human frailty. . . . stimulating and almost invariably provocative."

--Lord Chalfont, LISTENER