The Resource 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, David Kilcullen

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The accidental guerrilla : fighting small wars in the midst of a big one
Title
The accidental guerrilla
Title remainder
fighting small wars in the midst of a big one
Statement of responsibility
David Kilcullen
Title variation
Accidental guerilla
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Language
eng
Summary
In the first few years of the post-9/11 era, the established models for fighting 'small wars' proved distressingly ineffective against resilient insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan. As the insurgents fought Western armies to a stalemate, it was clear that a new approach was necessary. David Kilcullen, a former Australian army officer, and one of the world's most influential experts on guerrilla warfare, became a key architect of the West's revamped military strategy. As the senior advisor to General David Patraeus in Iraq, Kilcullen's revolutionary approach to counterinsurgency was an intellectual foundation for 'the Surge' of 2007. In The Accidental Guerrilla, Kilcullen takes us on the ground to uncover the face of modern warfare, illuminating both the global challenge (the 'War on Terrorism') and small wars across the world in Afghanistan, Iraq, Indonesia, Thailand, East Timor, and Pakistan. He explains that today's conflicts are a complex hybrid of contrasting trends that America has tended to conflate, blurring the distinction between local and global struggles, and thereby enormously complicating our challenges. The West has continually misidentified insurgents with limited aims and legitimate grievances-'accidental guerrillas'-as members of a unified 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. Coloured with gripping battlefield experiences that range from the jungles and highlands of South-East Asia and the mountains of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border to the dusty towns of the Middle East, The Accidental Guerrilla will, quite simply, change the way we think about war
Summary
Differentiates between insurgents who have local grievances versus those who support movements with a worldwide agenda, arguing that the failure of the United States to distinguish between the two types has hurt the effectiveness of its fight against terrorism
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305004
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AU-TuBDP
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sound
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Kilcullen, David
Dewey number
355.425
Index
index present
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Guerrilla warfare
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Military history, Modern
  • Military history, Modern
  • United States
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adult
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fighting small wars in the midst of a big one
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The accidental guerrilla : fighting small wars in the midst of a big one, David Kilcullen
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https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=SCR_018558&b2bSite=1545
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
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9781921753916
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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remote
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(Sirsi) i9781921753916
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The accidental guerrilla : fighting small wars in the midst of a big one, David Kilcullen
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=SCR_018558&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781921753916
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781921753916
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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