GEN Petraeus: Learning Counterinsurgency: Lessons from Soldiering in Iraq
How can I read this and not want to go back to the military? What GEN Petraeus describes is the kind of work that excites me. It's what I want to do, and I believe I'd have an intuitive feel for it. Counterinsurgency is mostly based in Civil Affairs and not major combat operations.
* Thoughtful criticisms of GEN Petraeus' strategy here (intel-dump.com) and here (captainsjournal.com).