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Friday, February 20, 2015

Counterinsurgency Expert Dr. David Kilcullen talks about ISIS in Iraq and Syria 2015

DavidKilcullen.jpgMost recent one hour lecture by Dr. David Kicullen talking about counterinsurgency and how to defeat ISIL / Daesh / ISIS / Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and elsewhere. David John Kilcullen FRGS (born 1967) is an Australian author, strategist and counterinsurgency expert and is currently the non-executive Chairman of Caerus Associates, a strategy and design consulting firm that he founded.[2] From 2005 to 2006, he was Chief Strategist in the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the U.S. State Department.[3]

Kilcullen was a senior counter-insurgency advisor to General David Petraeus in 2007 and 2008, where he helped design and monitor the Iraq War troop surge.[4] He was then a special advisor for counter-insurgency to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.[5] Kilcullen has been a Senior Fellow of the Center for a New American Security[6] and an Adjunct Professor at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.[7] He has written three books: The Accidental GuerrillaCounterinsurgency, and Out of the Mountains.[8]