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The Accidental Guerrilla
Author: David Kilcullen

ISBN: 9781921372537
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 1 March 2009
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5 x 3.3
Description:
David Kilcullen is the world's foremost expert on this way of war, and in The Accidental Guerrilla, the Senior Counterinsurgency Advisor to the Pentagon and architect of 'the Surge', surveys war as it is actually fought in the contemporary world. Colouring his account with gripping battlefield experiences that range from the jungles and highlands of South and Southeast Asia to the mountains of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border to the dusty towns of the Middle East and the horn of Africa, The Accidental Guerrilla will, quite simply, change the way we think about war. This much anticipated book will be a must read for everyone concerned about the war on terror. While conventional warfare has obvious limits, Kilcullen also stresses that neither counter-terrorism nor traditional counterinsurgency is the appropriate framework to fight the enemy we now face. Certainly, traditional counterinsurgency is more effective than counter-terrorism when it comes to entities like Al Qaeda, but as Kilcullen contends, our current focus is far too narrow, for it tends to emphasise one geographical region and one state. The Accidental Guerrilla is based on extensive fieldwork in the world's most dangerous places and exam...

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