Blood Year: The Unraveling of Western Counterterrorism

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Blood Year: The Unraveling of Western Counterterrorism

Time: March 22, 2016 from 6pm to 7:30pm
Location: Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Street: 170 East 64th Street
City/Town: New York
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Phone: (212) 838-4120
Event Type: conversation
Organized By: Carnegie Council
Latest Activity: Mar 22, 2016

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David Kilcullen is one of the world's leading theorists of counterinsurgency.

As a soldier, counterterrorism official, and chief strategist in the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Counterterrorism, he was one of the key designers of U.S. and allied counterterrorism policy. His insights helped to shape the strategy, known as "Disaggregation," which crippled al-Qaeda and prevented a follow-up to the 9/11 attacks. Now, in a self-critical analysis of the collapse of Western counterterrorism strategy, Blood Year challenges all sides in the contentious debate over America's role in the Middle East and the world. 
How did we end up in such dire circumstances? Are there worse dangers than ISIS incubating in various parts of the world? Can the United States find a new way forward?

David Kilcullen is chairman of Caerus Associates, a strategy and analysis firm. Previously, he was chief strategist in the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the U.S. State Department; senior counterinsurgency advisor to General David Petraeus, where he helped design and monitor the Iraq War troop surge; and a former Australian infantry officer with 22 years of service. He is also the author of The Accidental GuerrillaCounterinsurgency, andOut of the Mountains.

Kilcullen will be in conversation with David Shipley, senior executive editor of Bloomberg View and Bloomberg Gadfly.

Speaker: David Kilcullen

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