The Insurgents : David Petraeus And The Plot To Change The American Way Of War

The Insurgents : David Petraeus And The Plot To Change The American Way Of War

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The inside story of the small group of soldier-scholars who changed the way the Pentagon does business and the American military fights wars, against fierce resistance from within their own ranks.

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Edition Statement :

1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.

Content :

"What we need is an officer with three heads" -- "Another type of warfare" -- "Eating soup with a knife" -- Revolutions -- The insurgent at war -- The irregulars -- "Where's my counterinsurgency plan?" -- The Basin Harbor gang -- The directive -- The insurgent in the engine room of change -- The workshop -- Hearts & minds -- "Clear, hold, and build" -- "We are pulling in different directions" -- The field manual -- The surge -- Awakenings -- The insurgent in the Pentagon -- "It is folly" -- COIN vs. CT -- "Storm clouds" -- "A new American way of war".

Publication, Distribution, etc. :

New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.

ISBN :

1451642636

Physical Description :

x, 418 p. ; 25 cm.

Notes :
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [369]-396) and index.
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