The wars of the future will not be waged between countries but by militias and criminal groups operating within large cities across the world, war expert David Kilcullen predicts.
Kilcullen, who was a key adviser to U.S. and international forces on counterinsurgency strategy in Iraq and Afghanistan, told “Power Players” that the world will likely see an escalation of conflicts similar to the 2008 Mumbai attacks in the coming 30 years.
“I could well see that happening in cities across the planet, including cities in the United States,” said Kilcullen, who’s just published a new book, “Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla.”
“Mumbai to my mind is actually the state of the art of maritime, littoral terrorism, and, in fact, we've seen a number of groups … figure out how to copy that kind of attack,” he said. “They looked at how the city flowed, the sort of metabolism of the urban environment, and infiltrated that in a way to deliberately disrupt theRead More »from War without borders: The growing threat of commando-style raids across the world