The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One by David Kilcullen

The Accidental Guerrilla

Another book I was made aware of through “Authors@Google” talks…

This book gives a pretty good idea of what was wrong about the initial approach of the U.S. in Iraq and how and why the “Surge” worked. I think it was somewhat long since it’s a mixture of Mr. Kilcullen‘s personal accounts and field studies of his past dealings of local/global terrorist groups in several Islamic regions.

I thought the essential ideas and messages were interesting, but I thought it could have been a bit shorter.