The Surge

A Military History

Author: Kimberly Kagan


ISBN: 1458760731


Page: 570

View: 9474

As the surge of operations that American and Iraqi forces began on June 15, 2007, winds to a close, security in Baghdad and throughout Iraq has improved so dramatically that, for the first time in years, there is reason for optimism in Iraq. U.S. commanders and soldiers have reversed the negative slide that followed the Samarra mosque bombing in 2006, bringing the number of enemy attacks in Iraq back down to the levels of mid-2005. Yet the reasons for the reduction in violence and its strategic significance are subjects of continuing debate in the media and in Washington. Many armchair pundits make the gross oversimplification that the positive trends in Iraq have occurred simply because Moqtada al Sadr called for a ceasefire or because the United States bought off Sunni insurgents. Such assertions ignore the key variable in the equation; the Coalition's change in strategy and our employment of the surge forces. In this definitive volume, Kimberly Kagan sets the record straight, describing the complete operational history of the surge from its inception to the end of 2007. Kagan's detailed analysis looks at the external players - from al Qaeda in Iraq, and the Iranian-backed Special Groups, to the Jaysh al Mahdi - and covers the day-to-day strategies, locations, tactics, organization, and responses to American actions.
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The Surge

Author: Roland Smith

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545081793

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 133

View: 7392

Even though Chase, Nicole and Rashawn survived Hurricane Emily and made it to the safety of the Rossi Brothers Circus winter home, their troubles are not yet over as flood waters rise and dangerous circus animals escape their cages.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Surge

Churches Catching the Wave of Christ's Love for the Nations

Author: Pete Briscoe

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0310286573

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 9046

According to the way that we normally measure “success” and “progress,” things seem to be going in the wrong direction, writes author Pete Briscoe. Western Christianity, as a whole, is losing ground. The data indicates that the North American church is following the footsteps of our European spiritual ancestors into post-Christian society. Briscoe calls this time in history “Dry Lands.” And its symptoms include Christians feeling spiritually thirsty and tired, like they’ve been wandering through brush and thistles. They may even start to wonder, “Does it really matter? Is it really worth it?” Pete and his wife felt that way. After a particularly difficult year, they were just about ready to call it quits. With refreshing candor, Briscoe asks, “Don’t we all draw back and question the very premise of our faith”? How about you? Are you experiencing your own trial in the “dry land” of life? If so, you’re not alone. But take heart. Help is on the way. According to Briscoe, there’s a flood coming. A flood of God’s Spirit to rain down on this world. A tsunami of praise that’s rising up across the globe. “For the sake of your soul and the strength of your church, it’s time to be submerged in the life-giving waters of God’s global passions,” he writes. The Surge provides encouragement and hope to Christians who feel too weary to continue. It’s a book for people who live in a “dry land” – and desperately need God to refresh them.
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The Surge

Author: Roland Smith

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780545081788

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 133

View: 6294

After surviving a hurricane, Chase and his friends have made it to the safety of Nicole's family farm, which is also the winter home of the Rossi Brothers Circus, where flood waters are rising and dangerous circus animals are on the loose.
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The Surge

A Global Church-Planting Initiative

Author: Larry Stockstill

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1624883516

Category: Religion

Page: 92

View: 8306

What is the greatest missions investment in the world today? Larry Stockstill believes it is planting a national missionary to raise up a local church! Come into the world of Surge, a global church-planting movement touching all of the zones of the world. Surge is a bridge between Western supporters and national church planters worldwide and has planted over 20,000 village churches in the last ten years. Now its vision is to plant 30,000 new churches in the next ten years! Your life, your small group, and your local church can be totally transformed by the simple process of planting a church anywhere in the world through the network of relationships forged through Surge. How much time do we have left to get missions right?
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The Surge

Author: Adam Kovac

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938126413

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

View: 8262

A wounded U.S. Army veteran is redeployed to lead underprepared National Guardsmen in the 2007 Iraq War troop surge.
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My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War

Author: Peter R. Mansoor

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300199163

Category: History

Page: 398

View: 2195

"Surge" is an insider's view of the most decisive phase of the Iraq War. After exploring the dynamics of the war during its first three years, the book takes the reader on a journey to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where the controversial new U.S. Army and Marine Corps counterinsurgency doctrine was developed; to Washington, D.C., and the halls of the Pentagon, where the Joint Chiefs of Staff struggled to understand the conflict; to the streets of Baghdad, where soldiers worked to implement the surge and reenergize the flagging war effort before the Iraqi state splintered; and to the halls of Congress, where Ambassador Ryan Crocker and General David Petraeus testified in some of the most contentious hearings in recent memory. Using newly declassified documents, unpublished manuscripts, interviews, author notes, and published sources, "Surge" explains how President George W. Bush, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, Ambassador Crocker, General Petraeus, and other U.S. and Iraqi political and military leaders shaped the surge from the center of the maelstrom in Baghdad and Washington.
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The Great Surge

The Ascent of the Developing World

Author: Steven Radelet

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476764794

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 8358

"The Great Surge tells the remarkable story of this unprecedented economic, social, and political transformation. It shows how the end of the Cold War, the development of new technologies, globalization, courageous local leadership, and in some cases, good fortune, have combined to dramatically improve the fate of hundreds of millions of people in poor countries around the world. Most importantly, The Great Surge reveals how we can fight the changing tides of climate change, resource demand, economic and political mismanagement, and demographic pressures to accelerate the political, economic, and social development that has been helping the poorest of the poor around the world,"
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Author: Etel Adnan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937658854

Category: American poetry

Page: 56

View: 8166

An evocative new book from one of our leading philosopher poets
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Ghost Riders of Baghdad

Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge

Author: Daniel A. Sjursen

Publisher: University Press of New England

ISBN: 1611688272

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 7179

From October 2006 to December 2007, Daniel A. Sjursen-then a U.S. Army lieutenant-led a light scout platoon across Baghdad. The experiences of Ghost Rider platoon provide a soldier's-eye view of the incredible complexities of warfare, peacekeeping, and counterinsurgency in one of the world's most ancient cities. Sjursen reflects broadly and critically on the prevailing narrative of the surge as savior of America's longest war, on the overall military strategy in Iraq, and on U.S. relations with ordinary Iraqis. At a time when just a handful of U.S. senators and representatives have a family member in combat, Sjursen also writes movingly on questions of America's patterns of national service. Who now serves and why? What connection does America's professional army have to the broader society and culture? What is the price we pay for abandoning the model of the citizen soldier? With the bloody emergence of ISIS in 2014, Iraq and its beleaguered, battle-scarred people are again much in the news. Unlike other books on the U.S. war in Iraq, Ghost Riders of Baghdad is part battlefield chronicle, part critique of American military strategy and policy, and part appreciation of Iraq and its people. At once a military memoir, history, and cultural commentary, Ghost Riders of Bahdad delivers a compelling story and a deep appreciation of both those who serve and the civilians they strive to protect. Sjursen provides a riveting addition to our understanding of modern warfare and its human costs.
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Storm Runners

Author: Roland Smith

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780545323260

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 9731

The first in a middle-grade action-adventure series from Roland Smith! Chase Masters and his father are "storm runners," racing across the country in pursuit of hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods. Anywhere bad weather strikes, they are not far behind. Chase is learning more on the road than he ever would just sitting in a classroom. But when the hurricane of the century hits, he will be tested in ways he never could have imagined.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Surge

2014's Big GOP Win and What It Means for the Next Presidential Election

Author: Larry J. Sabato

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442246332

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

View: 570

Prominent elections scholar and political commentator Larry J. Sabato brings together respected journalists and experts from across the political spectrum to examine every facet of the midterm election results and the implication for the 2016 election cycle.
Posted in Political Science

Coastal Hazards Related to Storm Surge

Author: Rick Luettich

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 303842711X

Category: Science

Page: 260

View: 7422

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Coastal Hazards Related to Storm Surge" that was published in JMSE
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Ghost in the Surge

Author: Jonathan Moeller

Publisher: Azure Flame Media, LLC


Category: Fiction

Page: 347

View: 2660

CAINA AMALAS is a nightfighter of the Ghosts, one of the elite agents of the Emperor of Nighmar. She has defeated powerful sorcerers and corrupt lords, freed slaves and overthrown great evils. But now someone has begun slaughtering the Ghosts of the Imperial capital, and the killer is wearing her face. And this time, saving the Empire might cost her everything… ARK is a man of many roles – father and husband, Ghost and veteran, blacksmith and Champion of Marsis. But when the circlemasters of the Ghosts order him to hunt down the renegade Caina Amalas, Ark must make a choice between his family and the woman who saved his life and children… THE MOROAICA is the ancient sorceress of legend and terror, and after two thousand years of toil, she is ready. She shall destroy the world and remake it in a better image, ending suffering and pain forever. She will rip open a gate to the heavens, cast down the gods from their thrones, and make them pay for all the suffering of mankind. Or so she thinks…
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The Surge in Capital Inflows to Developing Countries

Prospects and Policy Response

Author: Eduardo Fernandez-Arias,Peter J. Montiel

Publisher: World Bank Publications


Category: Capital movements

Page: 47

View: 6678

Posted in Capital movements


Time the Marketplace, Ride the Wave of Consumer Demand, and Become Your Industry's Big Kahuna

Author: Mike Michalowicz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780981808246


Page: N.A

View: 4707

The biggest ingredient to success is timing, yet everyone ignores it. Surge is a step by step guide to position your business directly in front of surging customer demand. You can time the market, after all.
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The Geography of Aging

Preparing Communities for the Surge in Seniors

Author: Gerald Hodge

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773574751

Category: Architecture

Page: 337

View: 6311

Gerald Hodge uses the latest statistics to map the current and future spatial distribution of Canada's seniors and their diversity. Drawing on tested aging-environmental research and years of planning experience, he delineates the everyday geography of seniors and proposes a comprehensive framework for all communities - large and small, urban, suburban, and rural - that will allow them to respond to the needs of a rapidly aging population while recognizing the importance of maintaining the independence of their seniors.
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A numerical computation of the surge of 26 June 1954 on Lake Michigan

Author: George W. Platzman,University of Chicago. Dept. of Meteorology,United States. Weather Bureau

Publisher: N.A


Category: Storm surges

Page: 32

View: 4426

Posted in Storm surges

The Power Surge

Energy, Opportunity, and the Battle for America's Future

Author: Michael Levi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199986185

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 9372

The United States is in the throes of two unfolding energy revolutions, and partisans--convinced that only their side holds the key to American prosperity, security, and safety--are battling over which one should prevail. In The Power Surge, Michael Levi takes readers inside these revolutions. He shows how oil and gas production, after decades in decline, are being propelled upward by new technologies and high prices, prompting enthusiasts to predict an economic renaissance and impending energy independence. On the other side of the fight, he visits eco-startups and manufacturers betting on a new energy future, revealing how more efficient cars and trucks are increasingly dominating the road and costs for renewable energy have plummeted, leading many to herald a starkly different future that moves beyond fossil fuels and saves the planet. Armed with on-the-ground lessons, and drawing on insights from economics, politics, international relations, and climate science, The Power Surge takes on the big claims made by both sides in the fight over American energy, explaining why the purists are often wrong. Both unfolding revolutions in American energy offer big opportunities for the country to strengthen its economy, bolster its security, and protect the environment. Levi shows how to seize those with a new strategy that blends the best of old and new energy while avoiding the real dangers that each poses.
Posted in Business & Economics