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Washington's war : the American war of independence to the Iraqi insurgency

Author: Michael Rose
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Pegasus books edView all editions and formats
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General Sir Michael Rose exposes a grim reality: Iraqi insurgents have adopted the same guerrilla warfare tactics used during the American Revolution. George Washington commanded a ragtag, undisciplined band of rebels, yet their revolution ended with an American victory. Washington succeeded in defeating the most powerful army in the world--not by engaging in conventional warfare, at which the British excelled, but  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rose, Michael, 1940-
Washington's war.
New York : Pegasus Books, ©2008
(OCoLC)777080680
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Rose
ISBN: 1933648775 9781933648774 9781605980355 1605980358
OCLC Number: 191245916
Description: ix, 223 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Michael Rose.

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General Sir Michael Rose exposes a grim reality: Iraqi insurgents have adopted the same guerrilla warfare tactics used during the American Revolution. George Washington commanded a ragtag, undisciplined band of rebels, yet their revolution ended with an American victory. Washington succeeded in defeating the most powerful army in the world--not by engaging in conventional warfare, at which the British excelled, but by waging an insurgency campaign of ambush and indirect attacks. In 2003, the United States invaded Iraq, and in the followed years, America has found itself fighting a widespread popular insurrection with an army trained for conventional warfare. Like King George and his advisers, President Bush and his cabinet misunderstood the nature of the problem. The British Army learned from its mistakes to remain a dominant world power; the Americans, by contrast, seem to be forgetting the lessons of their founding fathers.--From publisher description.

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