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The Accidental guerrilla: Fighting small wars in the midst of a big one

DAVID KILCULLEN

 
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David Kilcullen is one of the world's most influential experts on counterinsurgency and modern warfare. A Senior Counterinsurgency Advisor to General David Petraeus in Iraq, his vision of war dramatically influenced America's decision to rethink its military strategy in Iraq and implement "the
surge."

Now, in The Accidental Guerrilla, Kilcullen provides a remarkably fresh perspective on the War on Terror. Kilcullen takes us "on the ground" to uncover the face of modern warfare, illuminating both the big global war (the "War on Terrorism") and its relation to the associated "small wars" across the
globe: Iraq, Afghanistan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Chechnya, Pakistan and North Africa. Kilcullen sees today's conflicts as a complex pairing of contrasting trends: local social networks and worldwide movements; traditional and postmodern culture; local insurgencies seeking autonomy and
a broader pan-Islamic campaign. He warns that America's actions in the war on terrorism have tended to conflate these trends, blurring the distinction between local and global struggles and thus enormously complicating our challenges. Indeed, the US had done a poor job of applying different tactics
to these very different situations, continually misidentifying insurgents with limited aims and legitimate grievances (whom he calls "accidental guerrillas") as part of a coordinated worldwide terror network. We must learn how to disentangle these strands, develop strategies that deal with global
threats, avoid local conflicts where possible, and win them where necessary

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Auteur :  DAVID KILCULLEN
Titre : The Accidental guerrilla: Fighting small wars in the midst of a big one
Date de parution : mars 2009
Éditeur : OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Pages : 336
Sujet : RELATIONS INTERNATIONALES
ISBN : 9780195368345 (0195368347)
Référence Renaud-Bray : 12633691
No de produit : 2301508

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