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    Free download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ç Thomas E. Ricks Thomas E. Ricks ç 7 Summary E–pub/Kindle [The Gamble General David Petraeus the American Military Adventure in Ira 2006 08] Ð Thomas E. Ricks If you started a war the wrong way you should not end it the wrong wayFrom 2003 to 2007 the US found itself in a hellish bind in Ira a country it sought to liberate from Saddam Hussein and turn into a democracy and find those non existent WMDs but resulted only in a de facto civil war between the different ethnic factions in the c

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    Free download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ç Thomas E. Ricks E–pub/Kindle [The Gamble General David Petraeus the American Military Adventure in Ira 2006 08] Ð Thomas E. Ricks If you want a good explanation of one of the reasons Ira has crumbled into complete chaos since the US pulled out I recommend that you read Thomas Ricks Fiasco and The Gamble In his first book Ricks goes into detail about the failed logic and strategy in invading Ira In the Gamble Ricks describes to his readers the new strategy and almost unified front that the US takes from 2007 2008 Instead of focusing on crushing al aeda and i

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    E–pub/Kindle [The Gamble General David Petraeus the American Military Adventure in Ira 2006 08] Ð Thomas E. Ricks Thomas Ricks is no fan of President Bush's invasion of Ira and has called it the greatest foreign policy disaster in US history He detailed the run up to war and the first few years in Fiasco and has now written about the huge change in strategy and tactics that occurred with the surgeHe details how classic counterinsurgency theory holds that people are the objective so the task is to figure out how to win them And he uotes Col H

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    Free read The Gamble General David Petraeus the American Military Adventure in Ira 2006 08 E–pub/Kindle [The Gamble General David Petraeus the American Military Adventure in Ira 2006 08] Ð Thomas E. Ricks This book is a well reported effort with multiple citations and sources and a somewhat coherent if ultimately un hopeful as opposed

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    E–pub/Kindle [The Gamble General David Petraeus the American Military Adventure in Ira 2006 08] Ð Thomas E. Ricks Free download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ç Thomas E. Ricks Thomas E. Ricks ç 7 Summary The best book I've read so far on the conflicts in Ira I thought about giving this 5 stars but the last 30 pages or so has Ricks trying to guess where this is all going Nothing wrong with that since the situation in Ira is ongoing and is now our longest war but at that point it moves from history toward crystal ball gazing But in this case it's very informed crystal ball gazing General Petraeus the focus of much of book comes acro

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    E–pub/Kindle [The Gamble General David Petraeus the American Military Adventure in Ira 2006 08] Ð Thomas E. Ricks Thomas E. Ricks ç 7 Summary Free download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ç Thomas E. Ricks Ricks has a thesis you can guess it from the title and he makes his point forcefully It had always been my contention that the people of Ira must be better served and the concept of sending troops out into small outposts in cities and towns to establish peaceful areas is intuitively convergent The intent was to have peace for long enough th

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    E–pub/Kindle [The Gamble General David Petraeus the American Military Adventure in Ira 2006 08] Ð Thomas E. Ricks Free read The Gamble General David Petraeus the American Military Adventure in Ira 2006 08 The Gamble General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Ira 2006 2008 audiobook Insight from a General's perspective interesting and comprehensive what stood out for was one of his change in tactics seems fairly basic but treat all civilians like human beings crowd out the space given to extremists and then negotiating a certain level of peace with the factions that can be changed but overall

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    E–pub/Kindle [The Gamble General David Petraeus the American Military Adventure in Ira 2006 08] Ð Thomas E. Ricks Thomas E. Ricks ç 7 Summary Free download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ç Thomas E. Ricks Sad and frighting how we got in this mess in the first placeThis book describes how a group of active duty and retired gener

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    Free read The Gamble General David Petraeus the American Military Adventure in Ira 2006 08 E–pub/Kindle [The Gamble General David Petraeus the American Military Adventure in Ira 2006 08] Ð Thomas E. Ricks Free download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ç Thomas E. Ricks This book is a great work on the surge and the magnificent job done by the US military in Ira from late 2006 to late 2008 as this book came out I admit I am not a fan of Rick's way of thinking on matters of foreign policy and especially I dont like his liberal bias Why would one ruin a good book by showing his liberal bias? Mocking the president or vice president? why? Can't you just report what has happened without commentary of

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    Free download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ç Thomas E. Ricks Thomas E. Ricks ç 7 Summary Free read The Gamble General David Petraeus the American Military Adventure in Ira 2006 08 A great follow up to his previous book on the Ira war Fiasco Ricks shows how American troops led by Gens David Petraeus and Ray Odierno did a complete 180º turn in terms of strategy and brought a relative amount of security to the country Ricks also added something that I thought was lacking from his previous book short biographic

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Free read The Gamble General David Petraeus the American Military Adventure in Ira 2006 08

Summary The Gamble General David Petraeus the American Military Adventure in Ira 2006 08 107 S to the entire chain of army command at the top and fighting on the ground this is the definitive account of one of America's biggest ever military gambles and what it means for the future of Ir. The Gamble General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Ira 2006 2008 audiobook Insight from a General s perspective interesting and comprehensive what stood out for was one of his change in tactics seems fairly basic but treat all civilians like human beings crowd out the space given to extremists and then negotiating a certain level of peace with the factions that can be changed but overall there really are no winners in war everybody looses but what is worse is good people standing by and letting evil continue big ups to General Peraeus and his means of achieving certain objectives not all peaceful I learnt a little how a top level warrior thinks

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Summary The Gamble General David Petraeus the American Military Adventure in Ira 2006 08 107 The Gamble tells the gripping story of how in the Ira War's darkest hour an unlikely collection of dissident generals scholars and foreign experts pulled the country back from the edge of the aby. If you started a war the wrong way you should not end it the wrong wayFrom 2003 to 2007 the US found itself in a hellish bind in Ira a country it sought to liberate from Saddam Hussein and turn into a democracy and find those non existent WMDs but resulted only in a de facto civil war between the different ethnic factions in the country and the entry of Al aeda Suicide bombings by Sunni Al aeda massacres by Shias improvised explosive devices against Coalition forces the death toll on all sides rising in staggering figures the country destroying itselfBeginning in 2005 the awful reality of what was going on in Ira finally brought back sense to the planners and decision makers in the US political leadership and the military These people including military officers who were never enthusiastic of the war to begin with rebelled against the orthodox thinking in Washington They immediately recognized that an insurgency existed in Ira and so drew on classic counter insurgency doctrine to fight it and restore the strategic initiative to the Coalition and lessen the violenceFirst and foremost Protect the people Protect the population It is so obvious one wonders why the US military did not do it at the beginning of the war Instead of mingling with the people to protect them from attacks most of the US military holed themselves inside big bases outside towns and cities only venturing out to do some routine patrols in convoys that rush past these population centers The result a force that appeared scared and detached from the situation on the ground and rendered irrelevant as terrorists wreaked havoc across Ira Situation awareness almost nilAnd it worked Violence went down with casualties along with it Ira looked down the edge of the cliff looked down and said NahHowever successful the change in US strategy might have been it still fell short And that is because the invasion of Ira was just a pretext for exerting US hegemony in the world with devastating conseuences for the region

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Summary The Gamble General David Petraeus the American Military Adventure in Ira 2006 08 107 Ss and saved countless lives This was 'the surge' and at its helm was General David Petraeus now acknowledged as one of the greatest military tacticians in US history Based on unprecedented acces. Ricks has a thesis you can guess it from the title and he makes his point forcefully It had always been my contention that the people of Ira must be better served and the concept of sending troops out into small outposts in cities and towns to establish peaceful areas is intuitively convergent The intent was to have peace for long enough that a political solution could arise In practice we have been arming former insurgents to keep them from fighting with us and Irai citizens We have established an uneasy calm for a period but the political process has not moved in the direction we had hoped Instead with peaceful living conditions in the cities and towns political positions appear to have regressed and entrenched rather than broadened and become inclusive How it plays out is anybody s guess What I liked about Ricks work was obtaining a sense of the difficult choices facing commanders at the time Petraeus was writing the new counter insurgency manual the disconnect between Washington and Baghdad a peek at what life must have been like for thinking beings our soldiers executing orders and living in Ira I think the editing on this work was magisterial because the amount of information must have been overwhelming yet the material is cut so that a clear narrative with a fresh perspective emerges I appreciate the timeliness I can t believe we are reading in such depth about events that occured so recently Kudos to Ricks

  • Hardcover
  • 394
  • The Gamble General David Petraeus the American Military Adventure in Ira 2006 08
  • Thomas E. Ricks
  • English
  • 06 December 2018
  • 9781594201974