Pete Mansoor

Peter Mansoor is the Raymond E. Mason Jr. Chair in Military History at Ohio State University. His research interests include modern U.S. military history, World War II, the Iraq War, and counterinsurgency warfare.  Mansoor’s most recent book is Baghdad at Sunrise: A Brigade Commander’s War in Iraq (Yale University Press, 2008), winner of the Ohioana Library Association Book Award.  Mansoor gave the keynote address on this book at the Perspectives in Military History conference this year in Carlisle, Penn.  He is also author of The GI Offensive in Europe: The Triumph of American Infantry Divisions, 1941-45 (University Press of Kansas, 1999), which won awards from the Society for Military History and the Army Historical Foundation.

In his latest missive on the U.S. endeavor in Iraq ("Misreading the Surge Threatens U.S. Army's Conventional Capabilities"), Army Lieutenant Colonel Gian Gentile claims that the Surge forces and the...