Corrections and Clarifications

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Major General Edward A. Ostermann is a good example of primary sources that can be misleading.  99% of the primary source documents and newspaper articles Cutler read  for this book — including almost all of his early personnel files in the National Archives —  spell his name Osterman.  However, it’s clear from his handwritten signature, his gravestone and his later career that the correct spelling is Ostermann.  Apologies to any descendents. And thanks to Michael Patterson’s Arlington Cemetery website.

Page 147:  four lines from the bottom of the page, the newspaper title should read the Evening Capital and not the Evening Star.

Page 303:  delete the words “in Iraq” seven lines from the bottom of the page.