Reading Al-Anbar

A new two-volume Marine Corps history of the Iraq War “surge” is revolutionary: It actually listens to what Iraqis have to say.

Appeared in: Volume 6, Number 1 | Published on: September 1, 2010
David Kilcullen served as Senior Counterinsurgency Advisor to General David Petraeus during the Iraq surge of 2007, and subsequently as Special Advisor for Counterinsurgency to the U.S. Secretary of State. An Australian national, he has also served in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Southeast Asia and the Horn of Africa, and is the author of The Accidental Guerrilla (Oxford University Press, 2009) and Counterinsurgency (Oxford University Press, 2010).
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