Expert Commentary

Urban Combat: ‘Cities Are Sponges That Soak Up Troops’

David Kilcullen
Former Special Advisor for Counterinsurgency to the U.S. Secretary of State

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The Author is David Kilcullen

David Kilcullen is the former Special Advisor for Counterinsurgency to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in 2008 after serving as senior Counterinsurgency Advisor, Multinational Force – Iraq in 2007. He was Chief Strategist in the U.S. State Department’s Counterterrorism Bureau, the lead author for the U.S. Government Counterinsurgency Handbook, and founded the ISAF Counterinsurgency Advisory Assistance Team in 2009 in Afghanistan, where he served as advisor to Commander ISAF and... Read More

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