David Petraeus: A Biography

David Petraeus: A Biography

David Petraeus: A Biography

David Petraeus: A Biography

Synopsis

With the war in Iraq going poorly, General David Petraeus supervised the writing of a new counterinsurgency doctrine in which he put into practice the "surge" that changed the course of the conflict. The duty of a leader, Petraeus proclaims, is to "get the big ideas right." How successful has he been at achieving this aim during his lengthy service in the U.S. Army?

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