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The fourth star : four generals and the epic struggle for the future of the United States Army

Author: Greg Jaffe; David Cloud
Publisher: New York : Crown Pub., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Analyzing the careers of an elite quartet--General John Abizaid, General George Casey Jr., General Peter Chiarelli, and General David Petraeus, Jaffe shows how the most powerful military force in the world entered a major war unprepared, and how the Army, drawing on this reservoir of talent that few thought it possessed, saved itself from crushing defeat against a ruthless, low-tech foe.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: George W Casey; John P Abizaid; Peter W Chiarelli; David Howell Petraeus
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Jaffe; David Cloud
ISBN: 9780307409065 0307409066
OCLC Number: 299706953
Description: 330 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Age of anarchy --
Abizaidland --
The new centurions --
The Department --
The trophy --
No job for amateurs --
Sheikh of sheikhs --
"We didn't know" --
All glory is fleeting --
The bunker in Jadiriyah --
"What would you do, Lieutenant?" --
The Army of the Tigris --
Big Green.
Responsibility: Greg Jaffe and David Cloud.

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Analyzing the careers of an elite quartet--General John Abizaid, General George Casey Jr., General Peter Chiarelli, and General David Petraeus, Jaffe shows how the most powerful military force in the world entered a major war unprepared, and how the Army, drawing on this reservoir of talent that few thought it possessed, saved itself from crushing defeat against a ruthless, low-tech foe.

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