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The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War

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  • Posted January 3, 2013

    Read samples or selections before you purchase and ask yourself,

    Read samples or selections before you purchase and ask yourself, what is there about Petraeus as a "warrior scholar" that you haven't already heard? The definitive book about his commands in Iraq and Afghanistan are yet to be written. Those may be worth reading. This book is being published way too soon after Petraeus's thorough disgrace of himself, revealing a thin personal character and questionable actions for a commander in war zones (e.g., using his influence with defense contractors and others on behalf of some of his followers engaged in foreign policy careers.  If you love to read about military exploits, or are genuinely interested in this man, roll the dice with this book. But know that Kaplan has been writing very favorable about him at every turn since it was revealed he had the affair and was living lavishly off taxpayer funds. That was his most obscene violation and just one more break with public trust.lf

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2014

    Read this

    Kiss your hand 3 times repost on 3 differant book then look under your pillow

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    This is an excellent treatment of the evolution of counter insurgency in the US Military. At times this book disgusted me. Why doesn't our military at least attempt to learn to think outside the box? With all the schools (both within and outside) they send our officers to,you would think that rigidity would be removed from the thought process. Alas, such does not appear to be the case. The people we elect don't evolve, either. This is a sad commentary, but well worth a reader's time.

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