Ep 004 “The Impossibility of Successful Western Counterinsurgency”

by | Nov 20, 2022

Ep 004 “The Impossibility of Successful Western Counterinsurgency”

by | Nov 20, 2022

Episode Notes

Despite trillions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of deaths, the West has nothing to show for the counterinsurgency campaigns it has waged. Despite the enormous industry and vast intellectual and historical apologetics combine, the wasteland is evident to all who take the time to examine the details.

The emperor of COIN is naked.


Nassim Taleb: The Black Swan, Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

Douglas Porch: Counterinsurgency: Exposing the Myths of the New Way of War

Robert Asprey War in the Shadows

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Bill Buppert

Bill Buppert

Bill Buppert is the host of Chasing Ghosts: An Irregular Warfare Podcast and a contributor over time to various liberty endeavors. He served in the military for nearly a quarter century and contractor tours after retirement on occasion and was a combat tourist in a number of neo-imperialist shit-pits around the world.

He can be found on twitter at @wbuppert and reached via email at cgpodcast@pm.me.

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