David Howell Petraeus, The American Military and the Lessons of Vietnam: A study of military influence and the use of force in the post-Vietnam era. PhD Dissertation, Princeton University, 1987. Page 305.
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Chris Bray - 9/12/2007
I thought it would have been a great thing for someone to ask about, while Petraeus was up in front of a congressional committee this week. But a set of well-framed questions would have interfered with the speechifying, so never mind.
Ed Darrell - 9/12/2007
I wonder whether he reviewed his dissertation either before his current deployment to Iraq, or before he wrote his testimony -- in short, I wonder how closely he keeps his 20-year-old thoughts close.
I wonder whether he'd change any of his conclusions in his dissertation, today.
Thanks for the post, especially for the link to the disseration.
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