All In: The Education of General David Petraeus
General David Petraeus is the most transformative leader the American military has seen since the generation of Marshall. In the New York Times bestseller All In, military expert Paula Broadwell examines Petraeus's career, his intellectual development as a military officer, and his impact on the U.S. military.
Afforded extensive access by General Petraeus, his mentors, his subordinates, and his longtime friends, Broadwell reported on the front lines of fighting and at the strategic command in Afghanistan to chronicle the experiences of this American general as they were brought to bear in the terrible crucible of war. All In draws on hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with Petraeus and his top officers and soldiers to tell the inside story of this commander's development and leadership in war.
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General (Retired) Stanley A. McChrystal: Commander of USFOR–A/ISAF (June
2010–June 2011). General (Retired) David McKiernan: General McChrystal's
predecessor, commander of ISAF from June 2008 to June 2009. Brigadier
The only comment he made to Chief Warrant Officer Four Mark Howell, his
personal security officer since the surge in Iraq, was that he hoped General Stan
McChrystal had survived his meeting with President Obama. McChrystal, the four
“This is a bad day; a sorrowful day,” Obama said. Keeping McChrystal in
command, he said, would have made it difficult to achieve unity of effort and
maintain respect for the military. He acknowledged that replacing him might slow
Biden added that it was the right decision, and a sad day, to let McChrystal go.
But it would be an opportunity to clarify civil-military relations. The president said
he would call Afghan president Hamid Karzai, British prime minister David ...
Obama had in one important way done Petraeus a huge favor, given the drama
surrounding McChrystal's firing. Petraeus had always used his reputation to help
capture the imagination of those he led. “Given what I was facing in Iraq and then
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In the wake of the affair scandal that cost General Patraeus his job as CIA Director and besmirched his distinguished military career I wanted to find out what his paramour had to say in this lengthy ... Read full review
I was impressed until I found out that Ft. Chaffee was in Louisiana.