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Thomas E. Ricks

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Books by Thomas E. Ricks
The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008 (2009)
3.98 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: This is Ricks' follow-up to his previous book called Fiasco that covered the build up and first 4 to 5 years of the Iraq War. While Fiasco literally made me stick to my stomach - reading the incompetency of U.S. leadership in getting into and conducting the war, The Gamble provi...
The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today (2012)
4.02 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: This is outstanding military cultural and historical analysis. Ricks argues that since World War 2, the standard of American military leadership has eroded thanks to an increased focus on institutional survival versus the core mission of supporting American national policy. He re...
Gamble (2000)
3.98 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: If you want a good explanation of one of the reasons Iraq has crumbled into more complete chaos since the US pulled out, I recommend that you read Thomas Ricks Fiasco and The Gamble. In his first book Ricks goes into detail about the failed logic and strategy in invading Iraq. ...
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