I do recommend this book for any soldier or officer deploying to the Ghan.
This book explains the deep principles necessary to fight a counterinsurgency rather than the shallow metrics often applied.
If you are interested in (or worried about) insurgencies and related topics, this is a good book to read.
Written before the full commitment to Afghanistan - outlining the views of a professional (Australian) infantry officer, drawing on experience in other campaigns. Read morePublished 8 months ago by M. Paterson
For a book on counterinsurgency, the author spends too much time on his own experiences and not enough in supporters the theory.Published 10 months ago by Gwmclintock
Well written, well thought of. good reading. I enjoyed every bit of the book. Can recommend to anyone who is seriously interested in the topicPublished 10 months ago by J. Janda
I read this predeploying to Afghanistan. It is okay and makes sense but it is heavy reading and pendantic as well.Published 15 months ago by Bill Young
Contenporary international security environment requires detail analysis in order provide scientific solutions for sophisticated metodology pertaining for modeling and simulation. Read morePublished 16 months ago by jerry
This is a well-written analysis on the principles of counterinsurgency and the development of this kind of warfare to our days. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Andrius Bivainis
David Kilcullen backs up his first book here with Counterinsurgency which goes into great detail about how to treat civilians and the enemy in an insurgency, such as Afghanistan. Read morePublished on April 19, 2012 by Jamie Michael Norris
This should be one of the textbooks the military uses and references throughout officer and senior NCO schooling. Read morePublished on April 16, 2012 by Hello
This is a great book for anyone interested in either guerilla warfare, insurgencies, or counter insurgencies. Kilcullen knows his topic very well. Read morePublished on January 12, 2012 by Shaun Paul Narzynski