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Book Review: The Accidental Guerrilla

David Kilcullen, formerly of the Australian Army, has written a treatise on a particular aspect of the War on Terror he calls the Accidental Guerrilla – the forces and actions that drive local populations into opposition to (instead of support of) US foreign policy, especially military operations.

At first I felt this was an interesting but marginally relevant book for a militiaman to read. But about a quarter of the way through it I saw the relevance, which comes from contemplating the possibility of military action on US soil in the wake of some future disaster/emergency/political upheaval/big ruckus. This is worth exploring, so much so that I will be buying a physical copy (I listened to the audiobook) and filling it with notes.
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