The Surge

A Military History

Author: Kimberly Kagan

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458760731

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Page: 570

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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

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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.
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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

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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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Surge

My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War

Author: Peter R. Mansoor

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300172354

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 341

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A member of General David Petraeus' personal staff provides the first full insider account of the troop surge in Iraq.
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The Surge

Author: Roland Smith

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780545081788

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 133

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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

Author: Adam Kovac

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938126413

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

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A wounded U.S. Army veteran is redeployed to lead underprepared National Guardsmen in the 2007 Iraq War troop surge.
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The Surge Effect

Author: Don Day

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692847831

Category: Self-Help

Page: 78

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Have you ever wished you could dig down deep, push hard, and really focus on something you wanted to make it come true? That's what The Surge Effect is all about. Through anecdotes and instruction Don Day teaches you how to apply massive action to a focused target for a brief time to bring about massive results. After reading The Surge Effect: Bursting the Boundaries of Your Life, you'll learn how to apply laser focus to your goals and how to bring forth The Surge to accomplish what you've been dreaming about. Get ready to get surging!
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Surge

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

Author: Mike Michalowicz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780981808246

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Page: N.A

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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 Surge

A Global Church-Planting Initiative

Author: Larry Stockstill

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1624883516

Category: Religion

Page: 92

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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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Surge

Author: Etel Adnan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937658854

Category:

Page: 56

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An evocative new book from one of our leading philosopher poets
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The Great Surge

The Ascent of the Developing World

Author: Steven Radelet

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476764786

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 1929

The untold story of the global poor today: A distinguished expert and advisor to developing nations reveals how we’ve reduced poverty, increased incomes, improved health, curbed violence, and spread democracy—and how to ensure the improvements continue. We live today at a time of great progress for the global poor. Never before have so many people, in so many developing countries, made so much progress. Most people believe the opposite: that with a few exceptions like China and India, the majority of developing countries are hopelessly mired in deep poverty, led by inept dictators, and living with pervasive famine, widespread disease, constant violence, and little hope for change. But a major transformation is underway—and has been for two decades now. Since the early 1990s more than 700 million people have been lifted out of extreme poverty, six million fewer children die every year from disease, tens of millions more girls are in school, millions more people have access to clean water, and democracy—often fragile and imperfect—has become the norm in developing countries around the world. 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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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

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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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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

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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.
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Ghost in the Surge

Author: Jonathan Moeller

Publisher: Azure Flame Media, LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 347

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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 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

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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.
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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

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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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Coastal Hazards Related to Storm Surge

Author: Rick Luettich

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 303842711X

Category: Science

Page: 260

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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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Saga After the Surge

Hurricane Ike 2008 & Hurricane Harvey 2017

Author: D. Baxter Smith

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1543945058

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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I originally wrote and self-published the first edition of this book, Saga After The Surge, in 2009 after I wanted to share my experiences of Hurricane Ike. With no promotion or marketing I sold over 150 printed copies and never really wanted to make money off of this story and eventually broke even. Over time, many have asked if they could purchase the book online or download digitally. I had intentions of converting it digitally, but never had any motivation to sell my story. In August 2017 Hurricane Harvey affected many close to me. During that journey I collected thoughts and some notes on my phone with a "just in case" mentality of writing another book. I didn't really see the point of writing a book about Hurricane Harvey because it did not physically affect me the way it did to many others that I knew. In February 2018, I was in Los Angeles, CA for business and I was having dinner with my cousin Amanda Clauson and her husband Sanjay. While were eating I was telling them about how the catastrophe of Hurricane Harvey had on close friends and family. I went on to tell them about how Hurricane Ike affected my wife Julie and I and how I wrote a book about it and carried on about other hurricane talk. There was a moment when Sanjay said "hurricanes really seem to fascinate you". Embarrassed by his observation, I agreed with him. From there I knew this was the time to put together a revised 2nd Edition of Saga After The Surge available for digital download with my story of Hurricane Harvey added. With completion of this story, I hope this will bring some closure for me with this fascination that destroyed my hometown. I edited the book and combined it into two parts; Part 1: Hurricane Ike 2008 with the original manuscript and the new Part 2: Hurricane Harvey 2017. This is my story about Hurricane Ike and the weeks following the landfall that changed my life and the emotional toll Hurricane Harvey did on me while watching helplessly from afar. I hope one that reads this can reflect on those days and maybe relate. The aftershocks of Ike and Harvey had on me is not comparable to the many problems that people, including close friends and family members, experienced during those hard, troubling times.
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