Thomas E. Ricks | The Gamble: General Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008

Recorded Feb 17, 2009
Direct Download: 20090217-thomase.mp3

Senior Pentagon correspondent for the Washington Post, Thomas E. Ricks is the author of the #1 New York Times Best Seller Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, a thorough account of the Bush administration’s mishandling of the Iraq war through 2006. As a member of two Pulitzer Prize-winning teams, Ricks has reported on the activity of the U.S. military in places such as Turkey, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait. The Gamble picks up where Fiasco left off, chronicling the launch of the troop surge and the start of a very different Iraq war under the leadership of General David Petraeus.

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