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Petraeus, David Howell

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The secret history of ISIS( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the emergence of the terrorist organization ISIS, in part a result of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and subsequent miscalculations by two U.S. presidents. Feautures commentary by key policymakers and counterterrorism experts
American war generals( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals many never-before-heard stories and opinions from the legendary leaders of the modern U.S. Army. Their accounts reveal the big changes that have transformed the U.S. military from the first troops to enter Vietnam to the last combat troops to exit Afghanistan, explaining the critical personal experiences that shaped their lives and the way they approached modern warfare
Meet the press( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: General David Petraeus discusses the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; Governor Tim Pawlenty discusses the Republican challenge to President Obama in 2012; insights and analysis from E.J. Dionne, Peggy Noonan, Mike Pence, and Chris Van Hollen
Meet the press( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: General David Petraeus discusses the war in Afghanistan and whether nation building is possible
The U.S. Army/Marine Corps counterinsurgency field manual : U.S. Army field manual no. 3-24 : Marine Corps warfighting publication no. 3-33.5 by United States( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the U.S. military invaded Iraq, it lacked a common understanding of the problems inherent in counterinsurgency campaigns. It had neither studied them, nor developed doctrine and tactics to deal with them. It is fair to say that in 2003, most Army officers knew more about the U.S. Civil War than they did about counterinsurgency. The U.S. Army / Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual was written to fill that void. The result of unprecedented collaboration among top U.S. military experts, scholars, and practitioners in the field, the manual espouses an approach to combat that emphasizes constant adaptation and learning, the importance of decentralized decision-making, the need to understand local politics and customs, and the key role of intelligence in winning the support of the population. The manual also emphasizes the paradoxical and often counterintuitive nature of counterinsurgency operations: sometimes the more you protect your forces, the less secure you are; sometimes the more force you use, the less effective it is; sometimes doing nothing is the best reaction. A new introduction by Sarah Sewall, director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, places the manual in critical and historical perspective, explaining the significance and potential impact of this revolutionary challenge to conventional U.S. military doctrine. An attempt by our military to redefine itself in the aftermath of 9/11 and the new world of international terrorism, The U.S. Army / Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual will play a vital role in American military campaigns for years to come
The American military and the lessons of Vietnam : a study of military influence and the use of force in the post-Vietnam era by David Howell Petraeus( )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North America : time for a new focus by Council on Foreign Relations( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"North America was once called the New World. The people, their ideas, and the resources of the continent shaped the histories of the Old World -- East and West. Today, North America is home to almost five hundred million people living in three vibrant democracies. If the three North American countries deepen their integration and cooperation, they have the potential to again shape world affairs for generations to come ... The people of North America are creating a shared culture. It is not a common culture, because citizens of the United States, Canada, and Mexico are proud of their distinctive identities. Yet when viewed from a global perspective, the similarities in interests and outlooks are pulling North Americans together. The foundation exists for North America to foster a new model of interstate relations among neighbors, both developing and developed democracies. Now is the moment for the United States to break free from old foreign policy biases to recognize that a stronger, more dynamic, resilient continental base will increase U.S. power globally. 'Made in North America' can be the label of the newest growth market. U.S. foreign policy -- whether drawing on hard, soft, or smart power -- needs to start with its own neighborhood"--Executive summary
Counterinsurgency by David Howell Petraeus( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This field manual/Marine Corps warfighting publication establishes doctrine (fundamental principles) for military operations in a counterinsurgency (COIN) environment
Spycraft secrets : an espionage A-Z by Nigel West( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tradecraft is the term applied to the techniques used by intelligence personnel to assist them in conducting their operations and, like many other professions, the espionage business has developed its own rich lexicon. In the real, sub-rosa world of intelligence-gathering, each bit of jargon acts as a veil of secrecy over particular types of activity, and in this book...West explains and give[s] examples of the lingo in action"--P. [4] of cover
Report to Congress on the situation in Iraq by David Howell Petraeus( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents the testimony of General David H. Petraeus, Commander of the Multi-National Force-Iraq, to Congress on 10-11 September 2007. General Petraeus begins by stating that the military objectives of the surge are, in large measure, being met. In recent months Coalition and Iraqi Security Forces have achieved progress in the security arena. Though the improvements have been uneven across Iraq, the overall number of security incidents has declined in 8 of the past 12 weeks, with the number of incidents in the last two weeks at the lowest level seen since June 2006. One reason for the decline in incidents is that Coalition and Iraqi forces have dealt significant blows to Al Qaeda-Iraq by taking away a number of their sanctuaries and gaining the initiative in many areas. They also have disrupted Shia militia extremists, capturing the head and numerous other leaders of the Iranian-supported Special Groups. Coalition and Iraqi operations also have helped reduce ethno-sectarian violence, bringing down the number of ethno-sectarian deaths substantially in Baghdad and across Iraq since December 2006. The number of overall civilian deaths also has declined during this period, and Iraqi Security Forces have continued to grow and to shoulder more of the load, albeit slowly and amid continuing concerns about the sectarian tendencies of some elements in their ranks. In what may be the most significant development of the past 8 months, the tribal rejection of Al Qaeda that started in Anbar Province and helped produce such significant change there has now spread to a number of other locations as well. In this security assessment, General Petraeus reviews the nature of the conflict in Iraq, recalls the situation before the surge, describes the current situation, and explains the recommendations that he has provided to his chain of command for the way ahead in Iraq. Fourteen briefing charts accompany the testimony
Counterinsurgency Field Manual by David Howell Petraeus( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getting the big ideas right : the strategic concepts that helped achieve substantial progress in Iraq by David Howell Petraeus( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S., coalition, and Iraqi forces have made substantial and durable progress in providing security and stability for the Iraqi people; but security alone is an insufficient foundation for maintaining the hard-fought successes achieved to date, and any assessment should be tempered by an understanding of the numerous economic, diplomatic, political, informational, rule of law, and capacity-building challenges the Iraqis must still address
Interview with LTG David H. Petraeus by David Howell Petraeus( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This interview with Lieutenant General David H. Petraeus covers his command of Multinational Security Transition Command-Iraq (MNSTC-I) from June 2004 through September 2005, and deals specifically with the deployment of the 98th Division (Institutional Training) to Iraq and the evolving concept of the advisory effort. Right before assuming command of MNSTC-I, at the request of General John Abizaid, Petraeus and other soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division went to Iraq to assess the Iraqi security forces. They found very uneven quality among the forces, a general lack of necessary infrastructure, all sorts of equipment and logistical shortages, and no functional institutions to support them. Following this assessment, Petraeus received a briefing that proposed using one of the institutional training divisions to accomplish the training and advising mission which MNSTC-I was about to undertake. Based on MNSTC-I's joint manning document and request for forces, the 98th Division was identified as the first unit for the training and advisory mission. As Petraeus explains, "There was no active duty division sitting out there that hadn't been tapped at this point in time, so the expectation was that the forces were going to come out of the Reserve Component somewhere." He states that a primary challenge was establishing an ad hoc organization for the training and advisory effort, and the 98th constantly strived to match rank and expertise with requirements. Speaking of the reservists, Petraeus said, "We were just glad to get somebody over there to help us out - and the sooner the better. In some cases," he continued, "the 98th had talent that was just off the charts. For example, we had a comptroller who was an executive vice president with Goldman Sachs, the largest investment banking house in the world." He also added that, since most of the reservists were involved in institutional training and very few had seen combat, they were able to grow in experience along with their Iraqi units. Petraeus notes that the training advisors received before meeting their Iraqi charges continually changed over time, pointing to the Phoenix Academy as an example. Overall, Petraeus assesses the 98th's performance as, "Good. I think they should be justly proud of what they did," adding that, in many cases, it was not possible to distinguish Active from Reserve Component. To future commanders in similar circumstances, he recommends that they read all past lessons learned, learn about the culture in which they will operate and about how the country has worked and should work, and moreover learn a bit of the language. Petraeus closes the interview with praise for the reservists of the 98th
Iraq : the surge is working by David Howell Petraeus( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Social science goes to war : the Human Terrain System in Iraq and Afghanistan by Montgomery McFate( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The Human Terrain System (HTS) was catapulted into existence in 2006 by the US military's urgent need for knowledge of the human dimension of the battlespace in Iraq and Afghanistan. Its centerpiece was embedded groups of miexed military and civilian personnel, known as Human Terrain Teams (HTTs), whose mission was to conduct social science research and analysis and to advise military commanders about the local population."
[U.S. President Barack Obama announces nominations for Defense Secretary and Director of CIA] by Barack Obama( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

President Barack Obama announces that he will nominate Leon Panetta as Secretary of Defense, General David Petraeus to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Marine Lt. General John Allen to succeed Petraeus, and Ryan Crocker to serve as U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan. Obama begins his remarks by discussing the storms and tornadoes that swept across several southern states the previous evening killing almost 300 people. Obama praises the records of outgoing Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, as well as Panetta, Petraeus, Allen and Crocker. All five men speak briefly
War stories Afghanistan : American Special Ops( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this 'boots on the ground' episode of "War Stories," you'll see a gripping, inside look at covert intelilgence collection, high risk meets with clandestine informants, and rapid response capture-kill missions. From three month-long embeds with US soldiers and Marines, Special Operations units and the DEA, our "War Stories" team takes you on heart-thumping raids into Taliban strongholds, and you'll meet the unsung heroes who fight in the shadows to take down the Taliban. And from Kabul, General David Petraeus, the commander of all US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, gives Oliver North his assessment of the war
[U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to troops at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan] by Barack Obama( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

President Barack Obama addresses American troops at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan. Obama thanks the troops for their efforts, talks about America's military history, recent Medal of Honor winners, the objectives of the war in Afghanistan, and promises that the U.S. "will prevail". General David H. Petraeus, Commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan, introduces the President
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The U.S. Army/Marine Corps counterinsurgency field manual : U.S. Army field manual no. 3-24 : Marine Corps warfighting publication no. 3-33.5
Alternative Names
David Howell Petraeus

David Petraeus Amerikaans officier

David Petraeus amerikai tábornok, a CIA volt igazgatója

David Petraeus Ehemaliger General der US Army und ehemaliger Direktor der CIA.

David Petraeus général américain

David Petraeus general del Ejército de los Estados Unidos

David Petraeus generale statunitense

David Petraeus miles

Deivids Petreuss

Devid Petreus

Howell Petraeus, David 1952-

Petraeus, David.

Petraeus, David 1952-

Petraeus, David H.

Petraeus, David H. 1952-

Ντέιβιντ Πετρέους

Девід Ховелл Петреус

Дејвид Петреус американски генерал во пензија

Дэвід Петрэус

Дэйвід Пэтрэўс

Петрэус, Дэвид

דייוויד פטראוס

דייוויד פטראוס קצין אמריקאי

بتريوس، ديفيد، 1952-

ديفيد بتريوس

ديفيد هاول بتريوس، 1952-

دیوید پترائوس

ডেভিড পেট্রিয়াস

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CounterinsurgencyAll in : the education of General David PetraeusTell me how this ends : General David Petraeus and the search for a way out of IraqThe fourth star : four generals and the epic struggle for the future of the United States ArmyIn the company of soldiers : a chronicle of combatThe gambleThe gamble : General Petraeus and the American military adventure in Iraq