Conducting Counterinsurgency uses the personal experiences of officers and soldiers from RTF4 - described in their own words - to illustrate the principles of counterinsurgency operations. The book provides a vivid and personal snapshot of the work of these soldiers, the challenges they faced and their interaction with the local people during their tour of duty. This is a first-hand account of counterinsurgency operations conducted by the contemporary Australian Army in its fight against the Taliban. Conducting Counterinsurgency sheds light on the little- understood operations of the Australian Army in Afghanistan and is a must for military professionals and commentators.
Colonel David Connery graduated from Officer Cadet School Portsea and served in artillery units, Army Headquarters, Strategic Policy Division and other appointments ranging from Director Strategic Analysis to Commanding Officer, University of New South Wales Regiment. David holds a PhD from the Australian National University (ANU), and Masters degrees from the ANU, University of Sydney and University of Canberra. He is currently Deputy Director (Academic, Outreach and Research) at the National Security College, ANU.