Counterinsurgency (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, Apr 21, 2010 - History - 272 pages
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David Kilcullen is one of the world's most influential experts on counterinsurgency and modern warfare, a ground-breaking theorist whose ideas "are revolutionizing military thinking throughout the west" (Washington Post). Indeed, his vision of modern warfare powerfully influenced the United States' decision to rethink its military strategy in Iraq and implement "the Surge," now recognized as a dramatic success. In Counterinsurgency, Kilcullen brings together his most salient writings on this vitally important topic. Here is a picture of modern warfare by someone who has had his boots on the ground in some of today's worst trouble spots-including Iraq and Afghanistan-and who has been studying counterinsurgency since 1985. Filled with down-to-earth, common-sense insights, this book is the definitive account of counterinsurgency, indispensable for all those interested in making sense of our world in an age of terror.
  

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User Review  - Christopher Sanderson - Goodreads

The last chapter is brilliant, the rest has become outdated, really. Still a brilliant analyst. Worth reading the latter parts in light if current events. Lots of good background throughout. Read full review

Review: Counterinsurgency

User Review  - Goodreads

The last chapter is brilliant, the rest has become outdated, really. Still a brilliant analyst. Worth reading the latter parts in light if current events. Lots of good background throughout. Read full review

Contents

Understanding Insurgency and Counterinsurgency
1
A GROUNDLEVEL PERSPECTIVE
15
A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
163
Notes
229
Index
239
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About the author (2010)

David Kilcullen was formerly the Senior Counterinsurgency Advisor to General David Petraeus in Iraq and later an advisor to General Stanley McChrystal in Afghanistan. He is currently an advisor to NATO. Kilcullen is also Adjunct Professor of Security Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security.

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