Jul 23, Todd Charlton rated it it was amazing. They are not interested in “invading” the West – they will leave that to the radicalised and disenfranchised lone wolves. Jul 20, Rodney Dehaan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 04, Blair rated it really liked it. All but one entrance to the resort is sealed; there are no other guests. Both enlightening and depressing.
Both enlightening and depressing. In his essay “Blood Year: David Kilcullen sees it too. Kilcullen for a discussion of his essay and the state of ISIS. Adam Woods rated it really liked it Aug 04, Thanks for telling us about the problem. A sober and well-reasoned look at the rise of the Islamic State, how the West’s failures militarily and politically contributed to it, and what can be done about it.
The rules of engagement for the good guys needs to be expanded from self-defense to offence, instead of rushing in and killing everything qurterly moves from on high or not going in at all and only sending countless drones and sparse air raids; boots must meet the ground but with the trust and support of the countless local factions that hate ISIS.
A disturbing account of the rise of Islamic State and what might be the best approach to dealing with them. Definitely worth reading to better understand where we are, and whilst it offers prescriptions of what to do, I Both enlightening and depressing.
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My driver pulls up to a resort in the Empty Quarter. I still find it a bit difficult to see who is advid aligned to who and whether ISIS is a group of radical fruitca If you read a few books on this topic, you will get a few different opinions.
Blood Year: Terror and the Islamic State
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Thus he shakes his head in disappointment at Obama’s reluctance to put troops on the ground – barely acknowledging how politically toxic such quartelry decision would actually be.
Terror and the Islamic State”. Alex rated it really liked it Jul 09, Now if we can just find our way out of it What does a coherent strategy look like after this disastrous year?
Blood Year: Terror and the Islamic State by David Kilcullen
Published May 20th by Black Inc. I liked it because it was a brutally honest view of the current situation in Iraq in the context of American involvement. Kilcullen for a discussion of his essay and the state of ISIS. Brian rated it really liked it May 24, Blood Year also available as an audiobook from Audible.
Jackson Fary rated it it was amazing Dec 11, How could the President so misjudge things, just days before the debacle? Kilcullen clearly knows his subject matter and paints a terrifying picture.
Quarterly Essay 58 Blood Year on Apple Books
He served 24 years as an army officer, diplomat, and policy advisor for the Australian and United States governments. These are things Christopher Hitchens alluded to as far back asand he used to be bloodd down even by his friends for his latter day right wing attitudes.
Two well-known journalists have agreed not to attribute what people say.
There’s no denying that Kilcullen is an effective writer, he’s also an effective propagandist for himself. He is a former Australian Army officer and the author of three acclaimed books: I guess I should wait a few months and read a bit more.
Kilcullen is probably the best person to write an essay like this. How could the President so misjudge things?