Paul P. Mealing

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Sunday, 24 January 2010

Interview with David Kilcullen; expert on Afghanistan and counter-insurgency

Anyone who thinks that there are simplistic solutions to the crisis in Afghanistan and Pakistan, should listen to this interview.

Kilcullen also provides some background on the Iraqi conflict, especially from the perspective of the US State Department.

I thought it was very informative what he had to say about Indonesia (and SE Asia in general) towards the end of the interview.

Most quotable quote: “We need to get out of the business of invading other people’s countries just because there are terrorist cells there [though] I would never say never.”


The Atheist Missionary said...

Paul, I'm not sure if you listen to podcasts but I am sure you would enjoy Dan Carlin's Common Sense and Hardcore History (the latter is my favorite) - both available for free on iTunes. In any event, you would really enjoy his show #166 Droning on about Pakistan which was released on December 17, 2009.

If you don't have an iPod, you must get one.

The Atheist Missionary said...

Forgot to explain that the Pakistan episode is on Common Sense.

Paul P. Mealing said...

Thanks TAM,

I'll have to look for it.

Regards, Paul.