This case (1834.0 and 1834.1 relating epilogue and shortened case 1834.3) tells the story of Major General David Petraeus and the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division in the months after the March 2003 invasion of Iraq, the case of Baghdad and the collapse of Saddam Hussein’s government. After completing their combat mission, and with only a few days in advance, the 101 is to Mosul, Iraq, ordered the third largest city and the capital of Nineveh province. The orders were spare parts – up to Mosul and … Read more »

This case (1834.0 and 1834.1 relating epilogue and shortened case 1834.3) tells the story of Major General David Petraeus and the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division in the months after the March 2003 invasion of Iraq, the case of Baghdad and the collapse of Saddam Hussein’s government. After completing their combat mission, and with only a few days in advance, the 101 is to Mosul, Iraq, ordered the third largest city and the capital of Nineveh province. The orders were spare parts – up to Mosul and Nineveh province and keep things under control. The details in the development and implementation of the 101 Strategy to bring stability to Mosul and surrounding area and offers a glimpse of General David Petraeus and his approach to leadership. While set in a military organization in times of war, the case is not about military operations. Petraeus and his department, with little notice or preparation, civilian tasks in the reconstruction and governance undertake traditionally associated. HKS case number 1,834.3
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Kirsten Lundberg,
Hannah Riley Bowles,
Peter Zimmerman
46 pages.
Release Date: 21 July 2008. Prod #: HKS098-PDF-ENG
The Accidental Statesman: General Petraeus and the city of Mosul, Iraq, Abridged HBR case solution