General non-fiction, Police and military, Politics and government, War
Kilcullen illuminates both the global "War on Terrorism" and its relation to associated "small wars" in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Chechnya, Pakistan and North Africa. He sees today's conflicts as a pairing of contrasting trends: local social networks… and worldwide movements; local insurgencies seeking autonomy and a broader pan-Islamic campaign. He warns that America has often misidentified insurgents with limited aims and legitimate grievances (whom he calls "accidental guerrillas") as part of a worldwide terror network. c2009.