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In this engagingly written overview, counterinsurgency expert David Kilcullen offers a sharp analysis of the Middle East’s decline. He describes himself as a “midlevel player” in these events – as an “Australian professional soldier, as a civilian intelligence officer, then as a US government employee” in the War on Terror. Kilcullen delivers an intriguing look at the Islamic State’s ingenious battle tactics, and warns that its “leaderless resistance” model portends further attacks on the Western world. While always politically neutral, getAbstract recommends Kilcullen’s excellent reporting to those seeking objective insight into a contentious region.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How George W. Bush botched the invasion of Iraq,
  • How he recovered with a “Surge” of troops in 2007,
  • How tactical decisions by the US and its enemies may have had unforeseen results, and
  • Why violent fundamentalism continues to wreak havoc in the Middle East and around the world.
 

About the Author

Author of Out of the Mountains, The Accidental Guerilla and Counterinsurgency, David Kilcullen is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation and chair of Caerus Associates. He’s served as an “Australian professional soldier, as a civilian intelligence officer, then as a US government employee.” He was General David Petraeus’s senior advisor in Iraq in 2007.

 

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After the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the US blundered into a war on terrorism in a region it scarcely understood. Justifying a “horribly ill-judged invasion,” George W. Bush sold dreams of democracy and tranquility in the Muslim world. President Barack Obama...

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    Abdul Niyaz 1 year ago
    If the target and goals we set to achieve seems to be getting impossible, certainly ways and know how we opt to achieve that particular goals is indeed wrong. so we need to change our tactics and strategies at earliest.

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