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David Kilcullen is one of the world’s leading experts on counterinsurgency and military strategy. He is a former diplomat and soldier who served as a counterinsurgency advisor during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq where he advised Condoleezza Rice and Gen. David Petraeus.
Kilcullen is also the founding chairman of Caerus Associates
His books include The Accidental Guerrilla, Counterinsurgency, Out of the Mountains, and Blood Year. His new book is The Dragons and the Snakes: How the Rest Learned to Fight the West.
David Kilcullen explores the possible and likely scenarios for political violence and social upheaval on Election Day.
What are the likely tactics and strategies that right-wing extremists, paramilitaries, and other groups would potentially use to disrupt Election Day and American society more broadly?
David Kilcullen also shares his concerns about a possible armed insurgency if not a type of civil war in the United States if political polarization and extremism continue to escalate – especially if Trump somehow steals a second term in office.
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