Part 2However daunting his military mission, Gen. David H. Petraeus faced no less arduous a political challenge.
'Worth the Risk'
U.S. Army Capt. Samuel Cook recounts the risks involved in reconciling with the enemy.
Excerpt: The Insurgent Who Loved Titanic
Key events and war trends, including military and civilian deaths, troop levels and enemy attacks.
About This SeriesThis series was adapted from "The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008" by Thomas E. Ricks, Penguin Group © 2009
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'We Are Losing'
2006 Pentagon study detailing the U.S. failure to recognize the nature of the Iraq war. More Documents »
An Internal Struggle
Top figures in the U.S. military's internal struggle over the course of the Iraq war.