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Author Mansoor, Peter R., 1960-

Title Surge : my journey with General David Petraeus and the remaking of the Iraq War / Peter R. Mansoor ; foreword by General David Petraeus
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 341 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Series Yale library of military history
Yale library of military history.
Contents Maps -- Prologue Baghdad, February 11, 2007 -- A war almost lost -- Designing the surge -- Fardh Al-Qanoon -- Tower 57 -- The awakening -- Turning the tide -- Testimony -- Power politics -- Charge of the knights -- The surge in retrospect -- Appendix 1: Report to Congress on the situation in Iraq -- Appendix 2: Multi-national force -- Iraq commander's counterinsurgency guidance -- Appendix 3: Anaconda strategy versus Al-Qaeda in Iraq -- Appendix 4: Security incidents in Iraq
Summary Surge is an insider's view of the most decisive phase of the Iraq War. After exploring the dynamics of the war during its first three years, the book takes the reader on a journey to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where the controversial new U.S. Army and Marine Corps counterinsurgency doctrine was developed; to Washington, D.C., and the halls of the Pentagon, where the Joint Chiefs of Staff struggled to understand the conflict; to the streets of Baghdad, where soldiers worked to implement the surge and reenergize the flagging war effort before the Iraqi state splintered; and to the halls of Congress, where Ambassador Ryan Crocker and General David Petraeus testified in some of the most contentious hearings in recent memory. Using newly declassified documents, unpublished manuscripts, interviews, author notes, and published sources, Surge explains how President George W. Bush, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, Ambassador Crocker, General Petraeus, and other U.S. and Iraqi political and military leaders shaped the surge from the center of the maelstrom in Baghdad and Washington
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Petraeus, David Howell -- Military leadership
Petraeus, David Howell.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Campaigns.
Counterinsurgency -- Iraq -- History
HISTORY -- Middle East -- General.
HISTORY -- Military -- Iraq War (2003- )
Military campaigns.
Command of troops.
Military policy.
Politics and government
United States -- Military policy -- History -- 21st century
Iraq -- Politics and government -- 2003-
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780300199161