Petraeus was right about the surge
- There's an Army field manual with the simple title, “Counterinsurgency.” It bears Petraeus' signature.
The field manual is not what you might expect from a document describing military doctrine. It is a 282-page scholarly treatise about how the United States — which has always prepared to fight big wars — can prevail in small, unconventional wars. It served as the blueprint for Petraeus' command in Iraq.