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Dexter Filkins: How General Petraeus turned the tide in Iraq.

December 10, 2012

In the Roman conquest of Gaul, Julius Caesar led his legions into battle wearing a flowing red cape. The cape made him more likely to be killed but easier for his men to see; it served as a reminder of his fearlessness. John Bell Hood, one of the Confederacy’ . . .

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