The Gamble General David Petraeus the American Military Adventure in Ira 2006 08 E–book/E–pub

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  • The Gamble General David Petraeus the American Military Adventure in Ira 2006 08
  • Thomas E. Ricks
  • English
  • 12 June 2019
  • 9781594201974

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Review ¾ The Gamble General David Petraeus the American Military Adventure in Ira 2006 08 Î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free À Thomas E. Ricks 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. 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 your own There are dozens of this bias through out the book but I just want to point to two of them as examples and how he is wrong 1 on pg 76 he claims the fall of Saigon in south Vietnam did not make the domino effect happen Only to contradict himself a paragraph down the page saying except for those in re education camps in Laos and Cambodia and Vietnam So he admits to domino effect being taken place 2 On page 102 he mocks Pres Bush in hit a new low statement he makes Hit a new low in whose eyes a liberal like Ricks or me and other Bush supporters Of course Bush was never high in the eyes of people like Mr Ricks Again I am saying this is a good book and worth reading but the liberal bias in it is overbearing and makes the book appear as a work of a partisan hack All those praise for Sen Webb for what How is he related to the surge and Ira reporting When he praises Bob Gates and scold Bush and Cheney for their disdain of the government he is misguided Bush and Cheney are not disdainful of the outstanding careerists like Secretary of Defense Gates but I assume they are disdainful of the reach of a big government I think the author has his own priorities wrong in this book It is one thing to hate Bush and another to insert bias in a work of journalistic nature

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Review ¾ The Gamble General David Petraeus the American Military Adventure in Ira 2006 08 Î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free À Thomas E. Ricks 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. This book is a well reported effort with multiple citations and sources and a somewhat coherent if ultimately un hopeful as opposed to hopeless conclusion in its epilogueFor those who read the book as a weather forecast the epilogue will provide all that you seek For those that read this book for a tapestry of the way the United States military operates the entire book is recommended For those that seek insights on the formulation and revision of strategy and tactics really you ll get the most out of the opening 150 pagesThose are the ones I enjoyed most The complete revision of US strategy as it pertained to counterinsurgency Counterinsurgency has interested me ever since reading Ernesto Che Guevara s Guerra de Guerrillas It is a fine conundrum If a state fails to protect the utilities from the guerrillas fails to keep the lights on and the water running the state appears incompetent and so why not go with the guerrillas If the state wages full war against the guerrillas hidden within the population it converts bystanders to guerrillas and loses by numbers aloneThe solution as the US apparently learned in Vietnam and then refused to teach a generation of our officers is to protect the populace at all cost once the insurgency is underway always to be considered an initial failure That is kill and capture is a surefire way to lose an insurgencyThe US spent most of the years 2004 2006 killing and capturing insurgents while commuting to war from its forward operating bases Drive 90 minutes patrol 90 minutes drive back 90 minutes All the time the focus was on finding and killing insurgents and when civilians popped up and asked for basic services they were provided bread or money or told to shut up Always the populace was an obstacle standing between the US military and the enemyThe fundamental change brought by General David Petraeus was to focus always on the populace and when insurgents popped up they were to be killed or captured as a means of removing them as obstacles not as the ends in themselves Petraeus s job was to regain the strategic initiative a task that appeared impossible when it was first undertaken Petraeus succeeded though in the unlikely and proud American tradition of generals like Washington Sherman Grant and MacArthurHow the occupation of Ira ends though is an entirely different and less hopeful matter Thomas Ricks seems to conclude that a force of between 25000 50000 US soldiers will need to remain till at least 2015 for there to be any chance of stability And Petraeus has already taken the notion of a flourishing democracy off the table A disloyal to Iran Shiite government in Baghdad that looks suspiciously like an Iranian puppet but isn t completely Ricks concludes might be the best hope we have Un hopeful as that reads it beats every realistic alternative

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Review ¾ The Gamble General David Petraeus the American Military Adventure in Ira 2006 08 Î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free À Thomas E. Ricks 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 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 insurgents General Petreaus and other US military and politicians decide it is time they protect the population American troops began to patrol Irai streets on foot instead of in humvees patrolled and trained Irai military and police created an Irai militia and paid Irai insurgents to fight for Ira instead of receiving aid from al aeda or Iran Ricks explains that while the tactics were successful in making Ira a little peaceful the over all strategy of having a stable Irai government was not as successful Further Ricks has a way of making a presumably boring topic of military strategy and political rhetoric very interesting He does this by really explaining the effects that every decision and meeting had on the outcome of the war in Ira Ricks is definitely one of my favorite authors Whos Afraid of the Big Bad Boss? experts pulled the country back from the Behind the Mountain edge of the aby. If you want a good Addiction 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 insurgents General Petreaus and other US military and politicians decide it is time they protect the population American troops began to patrol Irai streets on foot instead of in humvees patrolled and trained Irai military and police created an Irai militia and paid Irai insurgents to fight for Ira instead of receiving aid from al aeda or Iran Ricks Harry Gruyaert explains that while the tactics were successful in making Ira a little peaceful the over all strategy of having a stable Irai government was not as successful Further Ricks has a way of making a presumably boring topic of military strategy and political rhetoric very interesting He does this by really Burning Central Coven 2 explaining the A Cry in the Wilderness Poetry from Pakistan effects that Secret Sins every decision and meeting had on the outcome of the war in Ira Ricks is definitely one of my favorite authors