The Man Who Would Be King
Borer, Douglas A.
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In 1888, Rudyard Kipling published The Man Who Would Be King from Allahabad in British India. The short story follows two former soldiers on their quest to become kings of Kafiristan, or modern-day Nuristan in Afghanistan. The story was turned into a movie in 1975 starring Sean Connery and Michael Caine and is used at the Naval Postgraduate School as a teaching tool in the Department of Defense Analysis’s Military Advisor course. Over two hours and nine minutes, the film raises challenges that are still relevant to advising foreign militaries.
Defense Analysis Poster
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