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Counter-Insurgency Puzzles

This book contains some mysteries. How does a person starting as an Australian army counter-insurgency expert end up opposing Western strategy generally? And in a book on international insurgencies over the past two decades, why are key areas like President Obama’s foreign policy strategy, the 9/11 bombings, the Russian invasion of Crimea, and his own career in this area given little attention? I enjoyed David Kilcullen’s counter-terrorism articles in the Australian when he was in the Australian army. When he became part of US forces during Obama’s time, I found his articles puzzling. Some change I couldn’t fathom had come…

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