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Ira 5 David Kilcullen5 David Kilcullen officer scholar He later grew disillusioned with the cause 6 Eliot Cohen Professor who gathered 30 counterinsurgency specialists to discuss a better way to The Contrived Senator (Legends in Time, Book 1) (Legends in Time, Book 1) fight in Ira 7 Kalev Sepp Wrote an articleor Military Review which influenced the inner circle of COIN 8 Colonel Bill Hix Convinced Irai command to adopt COIN 9 General George Casey He adopted COIN in Ira but later pushed His Secret Baby 5 for speedy withdrawal 10 General Pete Chiarelli Pushedor COIN but was overridden by Casey 11 Celeste Ward Wrote a paper
Concluding Ira War WasIra War was as long as US and Ira governments diverged 12 Sarah Sewall Director of Harvard s Center 69 Shades of Nashville for Human Rights Helped legitimize COIN with war critics 13 Conrad Crane Led the COIN conference and helped write the manual 12 Frederick Kagan Wrote a paper arguingor the surge and shifting to a COIN strategy 13 Colonel H R McMaster Leader of the great COIN success in Tel Afar Ira Traditional officers blocked his promotion 14 General Jack Keane Urged Bush to replace Casey with Petraeus 15 General Ray Odierno Former door bashing commander who converted to COIN To his credit he admitted what he was doing was not working 16 Emma Sky Advised Odierno about Irai militants She was a pacifist For me this is how a true pacifist can really accomplish something 17 Meghan O Sullivan Bush s special assistant on Ira 18 Colonel Sean MacFarland Crafted a COIN campaign in western Ira s Anbar Province 19 Sheikh Abdul Sattar Charismatic Sheikh who helped MacFarland in Anbar to convince Sunni militants to ally with US Deirdre (Las feas también los enamoran, forces against jihadists He would be assassinatedor his work 20 General Stanley McChrystal A Sosh graduate who tried to apply COIN in Afghanistan but the ormula didn t "Fit 21 Defense Secretary Robert Gates Switched From Skeptic To "21 Defense Secretary Robert Gates Switched rom skeptic to of COIN 22 David Petraeus Afghanistan stumped him too just like it has so many others He wanted to be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff but such a charismatic Hard Rock figure was no longer the type others wanted after Colin Powell Petraeus s affair is mentioned as not so surprising How can anyone expect young men to be awayor so long without temptations Yet that s all most Americans talk about I remember reading about King Arthur in high school I realized Lancelot did wrong We all need to learn that there are things important than we are. These men and women maneuvered the idea through the bureaucracy and made it official policy This is a story of power politics ideas and personalities ;and how they converged to reshape the twenty Must Love Santa first century American military But it is also a cautionary tale about how creative doctrine can harden into dogma how smart strategists today can win the battles at home but not the wars abroad Petraeus and hisellow insurgents made the US military adaptive to the conflicts of the modern era but they also created the tools and made it tempting For the Reign (For the Blood for political leaders to wade into wars that they would be wise to avoid. Ered an Army hierarchy wanting little to do with low intensity warfare the nameor guerilla and insurgency warfare The
Establishment Preferred Being Ready Forpreferred being ready Passions Ransom for of based on past conflicts in which big armies battled other big armies called high intensity conflictPetraeus understood Pentagon resistance to change was itsirst step to irrelevance and losing wars But in the post Vietnam military mindset direct confrontation by even a one star general w Kaplan gives a well researched and ascinating account of the rise of the insurgents in US military strategy ie those like General David Petreaus Lt Col John Nagle author of the modern classic Eating Soup with
A KNIFE DAVID KILCULLEN AND OTHER ADVOCATES OF THEKnife David Kilcullen and other advocates of the highly contraversal COIN Counter insurgency strategy that was embraced by US orces in Ira and Afghanistan To understand COIN you must understand the devoted advocates who created it Prismas stora bok om Mytologi foughtor it and then implemented it Kaplan does make one isightful ocmment at the very end of the book which says it all COIN is a tool not a cure all My guess is we will debating the effectiveness of COIN Bunny Lake is Missing for many years to come But it undoubtedly hasorever changed the way the US military thinks about warfare I thoroughly enjoyed this book The title is of course ironic The Insurgents are David Petraeus and others who worked to change the way America ought its wars It was known as COIN or counterinsurgency warfare I do have a problem with the subtitle referring to it as a Plot I think that was just a way of selling books I think the names and details of these men and women are worth mentioning 1 David Galula He was a retired French officer who wrote Counterinsurgency Warfare now a classic of its type He argued that this type of
"war reuired not only killing the enemy but reforming the government and building up the economy "reuired not only killing the enemy but reforming the government and building up the economy Colonel George Abe Lincoln He started a Social Science class at West Point just after WWII realizing the Army needed officers educated in politics and economics not just war They would be adherents of Galula s ideas Lincoln created a network of Sosh graduates nicknamed the Lincoln Brigade which persisted in the Army or decades 3 General John Galvin Petraeus served under him in Central America his irst exposure to insurgency wars 4 Lt Colonel John Nagl Wrote the classic Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife A protege of Petraeus at West Including Petraeus the tale unfolds against the backdrop of the wars against insurgents in Ira and Afghanistan But the main insurgency is the one mounted at home by ambitious self consciously intellectual officers Petraeus John Nagl H R McMaster and others many of them classmates or colleagues in West Point's Social Science Department who rose through the ranks seized with an idea of how to ight these wars better Amid the crisis they Writing Short Films forged a community some of them called it a cabal or mafia and adapted their enemies'techniues to overhaul the culture and institutions of their own ArmyFred Kaplan describes how.