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insurgents pdf The Insurgents PDFBe wars not only of fighting but of nation building often not of necessity but of choiceBased on secret documents private emails and interviews with than one hundred key characters including Petraeus the tale unfolds against the backdrop of the wars against insurgents in Ira and Afghanistan But the main insurgency is the one mounted at home by ambitious self consciously intellectual officers Petraeus John Nagl H R McMaster and others many of them classmates or colleagues in West Point's Social Science Department who rose through the ranks seized with an idea of how to fight these wars better Amid the crisis they forged a community some of them called it a cabal or mafia and adapted their enemies'te

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Be wars not only of fighting but of nation building often not of necessity but of choiceBased on secret documents private emails and interviews with than one hundred key characters including Petraeus the tale unfolds against the backdrop of the wars against insurgents in Ira and Afghanistan But the main insurgency is the one mounted at home by ambitious self consciously intellectual officers Petraeus John Nagl H R McMaster and others many of them classmates or colleagues in West Point's Social Science Department who rose through the ranks seized with an idea of how to fight these wars better Amid the crisis they forged a community some of them called it a cabal or mafia and adapted their enemies'te

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  1. Liam Liam says:

    The Insurgents MOBI Ù Ð Kindle smrl.me insurgents pdf, The Insurgents PDFOn November 9 2012 coincidentally my 42nd birthday David Petraeus announced his resignation as CIA Director and admitted that he had had an affair with his recent biographer Paula Broadwell Unlike many people I was not even slightly surprised Several Months previously on April 14 2012 to be precise I had just finished reading Ms Broadwell's book All In The Education of General David Petraeus and was discussing it with my wife As soon as she saw the photograph on the back of the book see photo here Paula Broadwell my wife immediately asked Are they fucking? to which I replied I don't know but it certainly looks like it; if it was that obvious to both of us without being personally acuainted with either General Petraeus or Ms Broadwell it should have been obvious to nearly everyone as soon as the book was released the previous J


  2. Paula Paula says:

    The Insurgents MOBI Ù Ð Kindle smrl.me insurgents pdf, The Insurgents PDFAbsolutely brilliant I was totally engaged listening to the audiobook while commuting to from work Sat in my driveway having a very hard time shutting off the cd player each night Wow I had no idea the military has so many extremely well educated individuals driving the new COIN philosophy The planning that went into coming up with counter insurgency strategy is mind boggling The public has no idea about what needs to happen to really win a war and see it throughLet David Petraeus tell you He is the most brilliant man the Army has seen in decades And I don't give a damn who he was sleeping with cause it's none of my business and nobody else's eitherThis is a book for anyone not just the military


  3. David David says:

    The Insurgents MOBI Ù Ð Kindle smrl.me insurgents pdf, The Insurgents PDFFinally a book about Afganistan Ira and the re structuring of the US Military that actually makes sense and is readable These insurgents have names like Nagel McMaster Ordierno and Petreus they are American Officers who plotted to change the way the Amerian Military goes to war in a changing environment This book was highly readable well researched and almost impossible to put down


  4. John John says:

    The Insurgents MOBI Ù Ð Kindle smrl.me insurgents pdf, The Insurgents PDFThis is an exceptional book on many levels First as a military history it stands on its own rights A detailed well sourced readable look at the intellectual groundings of the planning for and the implementation of the US Army's new counterinsurgency ma


  5. Charles Selden Charles Selden says:

    The Insurgents MOBI Ù Ð Kindle smrl.me insurgents pdf, The Insurgents PDFGeneral Petraeus was an intellectual insurgent who encountered an Army hierarchy wanting little to do with “low intensity warfare” the name for guerilla and insurgency warfare The establishment preferred being ready for wars of


  6. Paul D. Miller Paul D. Miller says:

    The Insurgents MOBI Ù Ð Kindle smrl.me insurgents pdf, The Insurgents PDFAs a work of history tracing the development of the idea of counterinsurgency and its adoption by the US Army this is top notch and strongly researched As a work of analysis weighing the merits and track record of counterinsurgency in Ira and Afghanistan this book isKaplan clearly spent the bulk of his research on the first idea the history of the COIN idea and I have seen no better narrative that covers the same ground But he tries to use that narrative as grounds for reaching some unwarranted conclusions about the validity of the idea of COIN To reach such a judgment Kaplan should have spent far time researching and telling the story of what happened in Ira and Afghanistan Unfortunately no general history of the wars has yet been written and is unlikely to be written for decadesIn fact Kaplan stumbles badly in his final conclusion essentially counte


  7. Frank Kelly Frank Kelly says:

    The Insurgents MOBI Ù Ð Kindle smrl.me insurgents pdf, The Insurgents PDFKaplan gives a well researched and fascinating account of the rise of the insurgents in US military strategy ie those like General David Petreaus Lt Col John Nagle author of the modern classic Eating Soup with a Knife David Kilcullen and other advocates of the still highly contraversal COIN Counter insurgency strategy that was embraced by US forces in Ira and Afghanistan To understand COIN you must understand the devoted advocates who created it fought for it and then implemented it Kaplan does make one isightful ocmment at the very end of the book which says it all COIN is a tool not a cure all My guess is we will debating the effectiveness of COIN for many years to come But it undoubtedly has forever changed the way the US military thinks about warfare


  8. Jimmy Jimmy says:

    The Insurgents MOBI Ù Ð Kindle smrl.me insurgents pdf, The Insurgents PDFWhat an amazing book I have so many good things to say But first a brief summary The author Fred Kaplan takes a look at the US Army’s wrestling with the idea and practice of counterinsurgency after the post Vietna


  9. Jimmy Jimmy says:

    The Insurgents MOBI Ù Ð Kindle smrl.me insurgents pdf, The Insurgents PDFI thoroughly enjoyed this book The title is of course ironic The Insurgents are David Petraeus and others who worked to change the way America fought its wars It was known as COIN or counterinsurgency warfare I do h


  10. Bob Bob says:

    The Insurgents MOBI Ù Ð Kindle smrl.me insurgents pdf, The Insurgents PDFI don't think I've given 5 stars before but I think it's deserved in this case This book is partially a bio of Petraeus and one of the things that kept me reading it was wondering what the author would conclude about him in the end It is definitely not a hagiography of Petraeus but also not a take down with malicious intent Because of this I would say it is a very accurate an


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