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A nation must think before it acts.
COL Gian Gentile is an associate professor of history and director of the military history program at the United States Military Academy at West Point. An award-winning historian, he is the author of How Effective is Strategic Bombing? Lessons Learned from World War II to Kosovo. Gentile formerly commanded a combat battalion in West Baghdad in 2006. His new book on counter-insurgency is due out in April 2013.