Recently I posted images from the US Army 1943 Pocket Guide to Iran, which drew some fun responses including a comment by Benjamin pointing to a contemporary guide to Iraq. It's available here, and contains the same kind of "we're not here to tell people what to do" wisdom that has been sorely lacking in US policy of late.
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