This NYT review of Robert Kaplans Imperial Grunts is a pastiche of wisecracks, complaints about Kaplans style, and half-made arguments against his worldview. What it isnt is a helpful portrayal of the substance of the book. We know that its Kaplan, we learn that the reviewer doesnt much like Kaplan, and that the book is about the U.S. militarys role all over the world. But thats all.
Anyone who wants to learn more about the best that our soldiers can accomplish when largely left to their own devices should read the book.