Blood Year by David Kilcullen | Black Inc.

Blood Year: Islamic State and the Failures of the War on Terror

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Awards for Blood Year

Winner, Walkley Award for Feature Writing: “A rare and critical account from inside the war room . . . Gripping from beginning to end.”



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David Kilcullen

David Kilcullen was a senior advisor to General David Petraeus in 2007 and 2008, when he helped to design and monitor the Iraq War coalition troop “Surge.” He was then appointed special advisor for counterinsurgency to US Secretary of State Condoleezza …

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Praise for Blood Year

‘Expansive and ambitious . . . [Kilcullen] is a deft storyteller. The artful combination of his professional experience, insightful analysis and strategic recommendations makes for enthralling reading.’ —Australian

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