The Author

Keith Pavlischek retired from U.S. Marine Corps in 2007. Following his retirement he was a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C. He recently served as a civilian supporting the U.S. military in Afghanistan. His articles “Proportionality in Warfare” and “The Ethics of Counterinsurgency” were published in The New Atlantis.

In the Land of Blue Burqas

Kate McCord, In the Land of Blue Burqas. Chicago: Moody Press, 2012. 320 pp. $14.99.  “Most Westerners,” the author of this wonderful memoir tells us, “understand