The Gamble: General Petraeus And The American Military Adventure In Iraq by Thomas E. Ricks

The Gamble: General Petraeus And The American Military Adventure In Iraq

byThomas E. Ricks

Paperback | January 6, 2010

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Thomas E. Rick's news-breaking follow up to the #1 New York Times bestseller Fiasco

Now updated to fully document the inside story of the Iraq war since late 2005, The Gamble is the definitive account of the insurgency within the U.S. military that led to a radical shift in America's strategy. Based on unprecedented real-time access to the military's entire chain of command, Ricks examines the events that took place as the military was forced to reckon with itself, the surge was launched, and a very different war began. His stunning conclusion, stated in the last line of the book, is that "the events for which the Iraq war will be remembered probably have not yet happened."

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Thomas E. Ricks is an adviser on national security at the New America Foundation, where he participates in its “Future of War” project. He was previously a fellow at the Center for a New American Security and is a contributing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, for which he writes the prizewinning blog The Best Defense. Ricks covered t...
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Title:The Gamble: General Petraeus And The American Military Adventure In IraqFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.39 × 5.54 × 0.95 inPublished:January 6, 2010Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143116916

ISBN - 13:9780143116912

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