The War on Terror: Forgotten Lessons From World War II

  title={The War on Terror: Forgotten Lessons From World War II},
  author={Stephen Van Evera},
  journal={Middle East Policy},
  • S. V. Evera
  • Published 1 June 2007
  • Political Science, History
  • Middle East Policy
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