Journals Higher Education



16 March 2009

384 Pages

ISBN: 9780195368345

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The Accidental Guerrilla

Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One

David Kilcullen

  • Author platform: David Kilcullen is renowned for his expertise on counterinsurgency and has strong media contacts and experience. He is often quoted in the press, been the subject of a full-length feature article in The New Yorker, and was interviewed for a full hour by Charlie Rose in 2007. We can expect similar media attention for this book.
  • Informed by the author's first-hand experiences as a soldier, counterinsurgency expert, and lead advisor to General David Petraeus in Iraq, this book is not only very interesting, but also eminently readable.
  • Provides a timely, groundbreaking perspective on the "War on Terror," focusing not only on Iraq and Afghanistan, but other terrorist hotbeds such as Africa, Pakistan, and Indonesia.
  • Kilcullen holds a doctorate in political anthropology.

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