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Thomas E. Ricks Î 2 Download Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Î Thomas E. Ricks Free read The Gamble General David Petraeus the American Military Adventure in Ira 2006 08 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

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Thomas E. Ricks Î 2 Download Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Î Thomas E. Ricks Free read The Gamble General David Petraeus the American Military Adventure in Ira 2006 08 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. The best book I ve read so far on the conflicts in Ira I thought about giving this 5 stars but the last 30 pages or so has Ricks trying to guess where this is all going Nothing wrong with that since the situation in Ira is ongoing and is now our longest war but at that point it moves from history toward crystal ball gazing But in this case it s very informed crystal ball gazing General Petraeus the focus of much of book comes across as one of the rare transformative figures that come along every once in a while in history He understands the conflict and how to fight it But at some point politics will take over and what is now considered a tactical success the Surge could collapse due to the politics surrounding the US Ira Iran etc I was somewhat surprised that Petraeus was trying so hard to get the Army to move in the direction of Counterinsurgency I kept asking myself whether we had learned anything from Vietnam Ricks points out about midway through the book that the Ira invasion with its emphasis on Blitzkrieg may have been a swan song for that particular style of fighting I m not sure I buy that but he makes a good case for it As far as the invasion itself Ricks thinks that in itself may damn the Surge It was a bad decision not thought through and fought stupidly for several years Ricks also doesn t think too much of Rumsfield who comes across as the Wrong Man in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time His replacement Gates is a vast improvement So much so that one can see why Obama decided to retain him A great book that I highly recommend The Face on the Milk Carton etc I was somewhat surprised that Petraeus was trying so hard to get the Army to move in the direction of Counterinsurgency I kept asking myself whether we had learned anything from Vietnam Ricks points out about midway through the book that the Ira invasion with its

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Thomas E. Ricks Î 2 Download Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Î Thomas E. Ricks Free read The Gamble General David Petraeus the American Military Adventure in Ira 2006 08 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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    Thomas E. Ricks Î 2 Download [New] (The Gamble General David Petraeus the American Military Adventure in Ira 2006 08) BY Thomas E. Ricks The best book I've read so far on the conflicts in Ira I thought about giving this 5 stars but the last 30 pages or so has Ricks trying to guess where this is all going Nothing wrong with that since the situation in Ira is ongoing and is now

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    [New] (The Gamble General David Petraeus the American Military Adventure in Ira 2006 08) BY Thomas E. Ricks Thomas E. Ricks Î 2 Download A great follow up to his previous book on the Ira war Fiasco Ricks shows how American troops led by Gens David Petraeus and Ray Odierno did a complete 180º turn in terms of strategy and brought a relative amount of security to the country Ricks also added something that I thought was lacking from his previous book short biographical info on key figures like Petraeus Odierno and Keane And just like before Ricks has a knack for i

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  • Hardcover
  • 394
  • The Gamble General David Petraeus the American Military Adventure in Ira 2006 08
  • Thomas E. Ricks
  • English
  • 06 September 2018
  • 9781594201974