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The insurgents : David Petraeus and the plot to change the American way of war

Author: Fred M Kaplan
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: David Howell Petraeus; David Howell Petraeus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred M Kaplan
ISBN: 9781451642636 1451642636 9781451642667 1451642660 9781451642650 1451642652
OCLC Number: 795504258
Description: x, 418 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: "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."
Other Titles: David Petraeus and the plot to change the American way of war
Responsibility: Fred Kaplan.

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