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Author Kaplan, Fred M.

Title The insurgents : David Petraeus and the plot to change the American way of war / Fred Kaplan.

Published New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  355.02180973 KAPL    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Physical description x, 418 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents "What we need is an officer with three heads" -- "Another type of warfare" -- "Eating soup with a knife" -- Revolutions -- The insurgent at war -- The irregulars -- "Where's my counterinsurgency plan?" -- The Basin Harbor gang -- The directive -- The insurgent in the engine room of change -- The workshop at Tatooine -- Hearts & minds -- "Clear, hold, and build" -- "We are pulling in different directions" -- The field manual -- The surge -- Awakenings -- The insurgent in the Pentagon -- "It is folly" -- COIN vs. CT -- "Storm clouds" -- "A new American way of war".
Summary The inside story of the small group of soldier-scholars who changed the way the Pentagon does business and the American military fights wars, against fierce resistance from within their own ranks.
Subject Petraeus, David Howell.
Counterinsurgency -- United States -- History.
Strategic culture -- United States -- History.
Generals -- United States -- Biography.
Counterinsurgency -- Iraq -- History -- 21st century.
Counterinsurgency -- Afghanistan -- History -- 21st century.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Campaigns.
Afghan War, 2001- -- Campaigns.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Officers -- Education.
United States -- Military policy -- Planning.
United States -- Military policy -- History.
Variant Title David Petraeus and the plot to change the American way of war.
ISBN 9781451642650 (trade pbk.)
1451642652 (trade pbk.)
9781451642636 (hbk.)
1451642636 (hbk.)
9781451642667 (ebk.)
1451642660 (ebk.)