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Out of the Mountains

The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla

Out of the Mountains( )
Author: Kilcullen, David
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $27.95
Book Description:

In Out of the Mountains, David Kilcullen, one of the world's leading experts on modern warfare, offers a groundbreaking look ahead at what may happen after the war in Afghanistan ends. It is a book about future conflicts and future cities, about the challenges and opportunities that fourpowerful megatrends are creating across the planet. And it is about what national governments, cities, communities and businesses can do to prepare for a future in which all aspects of human...
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Detailed Subjects: Political Science / Security (National & International)
Social Science / Sociology / Urban
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9.4 x 6.4 x 1.2 Inches
Book Weight:1.32 Pounds
Author Biography
Kilcullen, David (Author)
David Kilcullen was born in 1967 in Australia. His education includes St Pius X College and the Australian Defence Force Academy, University of New South Wales. He received a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Military Art and Science and later a PhD in politics. He had his army officers training at the Royal Military College, Duntroon .

His military career includes attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Australian Army, served as a Staff Officer in the Australian Defence Force Headquarters, Senior Analyst in the Australian Office of National Assessments. He currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Australian Army Reserves.

He was a senior advisor to General David Petraeus in 2007 and 2008. He was then appointed special advisor for counterinsurgency to US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Before this, he was chief strategist in the Counterterrorism Bureau of the US State Department, and he has also advised the UK and Australian governments, NATO and the International Security Assistance Force. He has been a Senior Fellow of the Center for a New American Security and an adjunct Professor at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at John Hopkins University.

His work has been published in numerous publications. His books include The Accidental Guerrilla, Counterinsurgency, Out of the Mountains, and Blood Year: Terror and the Islamic State, which won the Walkley Award 2015 for Feature Writing Long.


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