David Kilcullen
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David Kilcullen

David Kilcullen is the award-winning author of Accidental Guerrilla (2009) and Counterinsurgency (2010) and now Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla (2013).

His newest book takes us away from the remote, rural guerrilla warfare of Afghanistan, and into the marginalized slums and complex security threats of the world's coastal cities. Scrutinizing major environmental trends -- population growth, coastal urbanization, and increasing digital connectivity-- he projects a future of feral cities, urban systems under stress, and increasing overlaps between crime and war, internal and external threats, and the real and virtual worlds.

Dave is the Chief Executive Officer of Caerus Associates a strategic research and design firm that specializes in innovative, often counter-intuitive solutions to the world's hardest problems: economic development, violent conflict, humanitarian assistance, energy shortages and climate change. He is an advisor to NATO, and a consultant to the US and allied governments, international institutions, private sector companies and non-profit organizations seeking to make a difference in conflict and post-conflict environments and the developing world.

Before founding Caerus, Dave served 24 years as a soldier, diplomat and policy advisor for the Australian and United States governments. He was Special Advisor to the Secretary of State from 2007-2009 and Senior Advisor to General David Petraeus in Iraq in 2007. He has provided advice at the highest levels of the Bush and Obama administrations, and has worked in peace and stability operations, humanitarian relief and counterinsurgency environments in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, South Asia and Africa. He is a well-known author, teacher and consultant, advising the U.S. and allied governments, international organizations, NGOs and the private sector.

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    • Out of the Mountains

    • The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla
    • By: David Kilcullen
    • Narrated by: Christopher Kipiniak
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    When Americans think of modern warfare, what comes to mind is the US army skirmishing with terrorists and insurgents in the mountains of Afghanistan....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very detailed and informative approach.

    • By kucherv on 04-25-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Accidental Guerrilla

    • Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One
    • By: David Kilcullen
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 213
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    David Kilcullen is one of the world's most influential experts on counterinsurgency and modern warfare....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent if advanced

    • By Krista M. Haas on 06-18-10

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Counterinsurgency

    • By: David J. Kilcullen
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    In Counterinsurgency, Kilcullen brings together his most salient writings on this vitally important topic....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • apparently, you can bore them to death....

    • By Jonathan Klopman on 12-27-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Blood Year

    • The Unraveling of Western Counterterrorism
    • By: David Kilcullen
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    David Kilcullen was one of the architects of America's strategy in the late phases of the second Gulf War, and also spent time in Afghanistan and other hotspots....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Logical

    • By MAJ Gillentine on 03-03-19

    Regular price: $27.99

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