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The Surge

The Surge

A Military History
June 2009
Hardcover · 250 Pages
$25.95 U.S. · $32.95 CAN
ISBN 9781594032493
Encounter Books


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Understanding the role of combat in the Iraq war is essential for both the American people and the U.S. military. Recognizing the objectives of both sides and the plans developed to attain those objectives provides the context for understanding the war. The Surge is an effort to provide such a framework to help understand not only where we have been, but also what happens as we move forward.

About the Author

KIMBERLY KAGAN is the president of the Institute for the Study of War in Washington, D.C.. She is a military historian who has taught at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Yale University, Georgetown University, and American University.