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August 10, 2007|By CHICAGO TRIBUNE

It is almost impossible, when reading this guide, not to slap oneself on the forehead in despair that the Army knew so much of the Arabic culture and customs, and of the importance of that knowledge for achieving military success in Iraq, six decades ago - and forgot almost all of those lessons in the intervening years."

- LT. COL. JOHN A. NAGL, writing in his new foreword to a republished World War II-era guide for U.S. troops in Iraq.

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