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The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by rexT at June 13, 2009
The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One

The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One
David Kilcullen | March 2009 | ISBN: 0195368347 | PDF | 377 pages | English | 6 MB

Starred Review. Kilcullen, adviser on counterinsurgency to General Petraeus, defines accidental guerrillas as locals fighting primarily because outsiders (often Westerners) are intruding into their physical and cultural space, but they may also be galvanized by high-tech, internationally oriented ideologues. This interaction of two kinds of nonstate opponents renders both traditional counterterrorism and counterinsurgency inadequate. Kilcullen uses Afghanistan and Iraq as primary case studies for a new kind of war that relies on an ability to provoke Western powers into protracted, exhausting, expensive interventions. Kilcullen presents two possible responses. Strategic disruption keeps existing terrorists off balance. Military assistance attacks the conditions producing accidental guerrillas. That may mean full-spectrum assistance, involving an entire society. Moving beyond a simplistic war on terror depends on rebalancing military and nonmilitary elements of power. It calls for a long view, a measured approach and a need to distinguish among various enemies. It requires limiting the role of government agencies in favor of an indirect approach emphasizing local interests and local relationships. Not least, Kilcullen says, breaking the terrorist cycle requires establishing patterns of virtue, moral authority, and credibility in the larger society. Kilcullen's compelling argument merits wide attention.
Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla

Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla by David Kilcullen
English | 2013 | ISBN: 0199737509, 0190230967 | 352 pages | PDF | 2 MB
Quarterly Essay 58 Blood Year: Terror and the Islamic State

David Kilcullen, "Quarterly Essay 58 Blood Year: Terror and the Islamic State"
English | 2015 | ISBN: n\a | ASIN: B00RSN0GVA | 143 pages | PDF | 1 MB

Blood Year: Terror and the Islamic State  

Posted by tarantoga at Sept. 9, 2015
Blood Year: Terror and the Islamic State

David Kilcullen, "Blood Year: Terror and the Islamic State"
ISBN: 1863957324 | 2015 | EPUB | 146 pages | 426 KB
William of Ockham: 'A Letter to the Friars Minor' and Other Writings (repost)

William of Ockham: 'A Letter to the Friars Minor' and Other Writings By William of Ockham, Arthur Stephen McGrade, John Kilcullen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1995 | 433 Pages | ISBN: 0521358043 | PDF | 6 MB

Counterinsurgency  

Posted by arundhati at June 5, 2014
Counterinsurgency

David Kilcullen, "Counterinsurgency"
2010 | ISBN-10: 0199737495, 0199737495 | 272 pages | PDF | 3 MB
The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One

David Kilcullen, "The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One"
2009 | ISBN: 0195368347, 0199754098 | 384 pages | EPUB, PDF (reup) | 3,5 MB
William of Ockham: 'A Letter to the Friars Minor' and Other Writings

William of Ockham: 'A Letter to the Friars Minor' and Other Writings By William of Ockham, Arthur Stephen McGrade, John Kilcullen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1995 | 433 Pages | ISBN: 0521358043 | PDF | 6 MB