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Excellent book if you are interested in the subject matter. Feb 06, Martin Dunn rated it really liked it Shelves: Views Read Edit View history.

Pulled from a variety of sources, Kilcullen added notes to clarify his thinking before publishing it There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Kilcullen fought insurgents in Indonesia, Iraq and Afghanistan.


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. 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.

The paper calls for “modular, highly educated and skilled forces with a capacity for network-enabled operations, optimised for close combat in combined arms teams. Out of the Mountains David Kilcullen. While Kilcullen offers a highly intelligent strategy to combat radical Islamist terrorism through “disaggregation,” his implicit assumption that this insurgency possesses legitimate challenges to the West may be overstated. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Counterinsurgency David Kilcullen Limited preview – In he was chief counter-terrorism strategist at the U.

He is currently an advisor to NATO. One essential way of limiting the inputs to the insurgent system is to address the legitimate strivings of Muslim people worldwide, at the local and national level, devising legal, state-sanctioned pathways for them to pursue their political, economic and cultural goals in a democratic context and thereby reducing the attraction of the insurgent system.


Inhe kiilcullen a senior analyst in the Australian Office of National Assessmentswhere he served on the writing team for the Australian Government’s Terrorism White Paper, “Transnational Counterinzurgency His final chapter on treating global extremist terrorism as a global-level insurgency makes sense, as would his suggestions on how to tackle the issue.

A good book that provides a lot of insight about modern COIN in the counterinsurgecny insurgency sense. Author’s Introduction Twenty-Eight Articles: Kilcullen attained the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Australian Army and served as a staff officer in the Australian Defence Force Kilcullej. In many ways applicable to non-combat but otherwise hostile environments and populations.

Very informative and interesting. There may be numerous competing insurgencies in one theater, meaning that the counterinsurgent must control the overall environment rather than defeat a specific enemy.

User Review – Flag as inappropriate Very good book. Communism has been replaced by an Islamist Jihad, technology and economic development are quite different. Blood Year David Kilcullen.

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 in an election year.

Only time will counterinskrgency because thus far the American Public and Military have been pretty resistant to adapting. Kilcullen has argued in most of his works for a deeper cultural understanding of the conflict environment, an approach he has called conflict ethnography: 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 countefinsurgency ideas more than violence.

For more reviews and a summary of Kilcullen’s main points, find us at Hand of Reason.

A book that takes a pragmatic look at counter-insurgency; and grounded in both research and reality. The bottom line is that no ocunterinsurgency relieves a professional counterinsurgent from the personal obligation to study, internalize and interpret the physical, human, informational and ideological setting in which the conflict takes place.

The counterinsurgent, not the insurgent, may initiate the conflict and represent the forces of revolutionary change. Some scholars have claimed that civilian control methods that also force civilians to endure hardship can be effective in counterijsurgency insurgency.


In CounterinsurgencyKilcullen brings together his most salient writings on this vitally important topic. His research centered on investigating power diffusion in Indonesia during the Darul Islam Era of to and the Indonesian Occupation of Kilcullenn Timor of to Retrieved 27 June The Politics of Consolation Christina Simko.

Dec 10, Andy rated it really liked it. The actions of individuals and the propaganda effect of a subjective “single narrative” may far outweigh practical progress, rendering counter-insurgency even more non-linear and unpredictable than before. Lots of good background throughout. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Retrieved from ” https: His doctoral dissertation, on insurgency in traditional societies, drew on extended residential fieldwork with guerrillas and terrorists in Indonesia during the s.

May 20, Joe rated it liked it Shelves: Counterinsurgency David Kilcullen Limited preview – The economic relationship between insurgent and population may be diametrically opposed to classical theory. This collection counterinsurgrncy articles from an Australian advisor to General Petraeus presages a number of points he makes in his later work, The Accidental Guerilla. This is a collection of his essays on counterinsurgency.

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Cohnterinsurgencypages. I’ve heard that The Accidental Guerrilla is better, so I’ll be reading that shortly, but this is a useful book that adds onto the US Kolcullen Field Manual on Counterinsurgency with a more tactical, on-the-ground-level point of view to it.

David John Kilcullen FRGS born is an Australian author, strategist and counterinsurgency expert and is currently the non-executive Chairman of Caerus Associates, a strategy and design consulting firm that he founded. Like Kilcullen’s other books, this work is well thought out and insightful. Conflict ethnography is key; to borrow a literary term, there is no substitute for a “close reading” of the environment.