Ep 007 “Review and Discussion: Wrong Turn by Gian Gentile”

by | Jan 9, 2023

Ep 007 “Review and Discussion: Wrong Turn by Gian Gentile”

by | Jan 9, 2023

Episode Notes

A short but effective tome that is a sound introduction to why the western COIN complex is so wrong-headed and intellectually bankrupt.

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I was a guest with Prof CJ last month (December 2022).

For this Dangerous History Podcast (DHP) episode, CJ was delighted to be joined by retired Army officer, military contractor, and irregular warfare expert Bill Buppert. Long-time DHP listeners (& those who’ve gone through the back catalogue) may recall that Bill was the very first guest CJ ever had on the DHP, all the way back in 2015. A few months ago, Bill launched a podcast of his own, Chasing Ghosts, in which he covers the history, theory & practice of irregular warfare, and the shortcomings of its alleged antidote, counterinsurgency.

Join CJ & Bill as they discuss Bill’s background, his podcast, irregular warfare, the problems with counterinsurgency, and three of the greatest practitioners of irregular warfare in the 20th century – Michael Collins, T.E. Lawrence, & Paul Von Lettow-Vorbeck, who all operated circa 1916-1922.

DHP Ep. 77: History of Irregular Warfare with Bill Buppert, Part 1 (This is Part 1 of what ended up being 6 installments of CJ’s conversations with Bill all the way back in 2015, with Bill speaking with CJ over Skype from Afghanistan. The remainder of this series is comprised of DHP Episodes 78-81 & 83.)

References:

Colonel Gian Gentile Wrong Turn: America’s Deadly Embrace of Counterinsurgency

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About 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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