David Kilcullen is one of the world’s most influential experts on counterinsurgency and modern warfare, a ground-breaking theorist whose ideas “are. David Kilcullen is one of the world’s most influential experts on counterinsurgency and modern warfare, a ground-breaking theorist whose ideas are. Counterinsurgency by David Kilcullen. Scribe Publications Pty Ltd ISBN: David Kilcullen is the author of the.
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Only time will tell because thus far the American Public and Military have been pretty resistant to adapting. The question of whether we were right to invade Iraq is a fascinating debate for historians and politicians, and a valid issue for the American people to consider dounterinsurgency an election year.
Unlike Kilcullen’s other books, the articles collected here are mostly dry kilcuklen dull. The use of brute force to counter insurgency is akin to a frontal assault on a m The most fascinating part of counterinsurgency to me is how it is essentially a war fought with ideas more than violence.
It was a collection of previously written articles collected in a single volume, with notes to update them to Languages Norsk Edit links. Counterinsurgency David Kilcullen No preview available – Kilcullen’s paper “Twenty-Eight Articles”  is a practical guide for junior officers and non-commissioned officers engaged in counter-insurgency operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. In earlyKilcullen became a member of a small group of civilian and military experts, including Colonel H.
I would liked to have seen the same quality of writing and level kildullen reader-engagement throughout, but because it is a collection of individual articles that span more than 10 years of study and counterinsurgecny, the quality varies from chapter to chapter.
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Oxford University Press Amazon. But that is not my key concern. The issue for practitioners in the field is not to second-guess a decision from six years ago, but to get on with the job at hand which, I believe, is what both Americans and Iraqis expect of us. In an interview with Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent inKilcullen called the decision to invade Iraq “fucking stupid” and suggested that if policy-makers apply his manual’s lessons, similar wars can be avoided in the future.
Counterinsurgency by David Kilcullen
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. For more reviews and a summary of Kilcullen’s main points, find us at Hand of Reason. Out of the Mountains David Kilcullen. Kilcullen has also been an adviser to the British Governmentthe Australian Governmentand to several private sector institutions and companies. Very interesting to see this from an Australian perspective.
Pulled from a variety of sources, Kilcullen added notes to clarify his thinking before publishing it Jul 12, Jerome rated it did not like it Shelves: Feb 08, Christopher Westman rated it liked it Shelves: Lots of good background throughout. Kilcullen graduated from St Pius X College in David Kilcullen is one of the world’s most influential experts on counterinsurgency and modern warfare, a ground-breaking countedinsurgency whose ideas “are revolutionizing military thinking countfrinsurgency the west” Washington Post.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Feb 15, Bruinrefugee rated it really liked it Shelves: Retrieved 27 June The most fascinating part of counterinsurgency to me is how it is essentially a war fought with ideas more than violence.
It was first published in Small Wars Journal in  and then a shorter version counterinsurfency in the Journal of Strategic Studies in Kilcullen’s book will aid those with a foundation in classical counterinsurgency theory as well as a general knowledge of the U. 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. The description of the firefight with a militia group illustrated the boots-on-the-ground realities of combat in the region, though didn’t really do much towards the larger theme of the book.
I would liked to have seen the counterinnsurgency quality of writing and level of reader-engagement throughout, but because it kiclullen a collection of individual articles that span more than 10 years of study and experience Kilcullen presents really interesting, well-reasoned theory about dealing with modern insurgency.