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Published on Jun 8, 2009
The Authors@Google program welcomed David Kilcullen to Google's New York office to discuss his book, "The Accidental Guerrilla".
"David Kilcullen is a contemporary practitioner and theorist of counterinsurgency and counterterrorism. A former Australian Army officer, he left that army as a lieutenant colonel in 2005 and now works for the United States State Department. During 2007 he served in Iraq as Senior Counterinsurgency Adviser, Multi-National Force - Iraq, a civilian position on the personal staff of U.S. Army General David Howell Petraeus, responsible for planning and executing the 2007-8 Joint Campaign Plan, which drove the Iraq War troop surge of 2007. Kilcullen is also an advisor to the United States, British and Australian governments, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and several private sector institutions, on counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency issues."