For the first time in more than a year, I have updated our famous Counterinsurgency Reading List. Gone is the section on political Islam and Islamist violence, while added are the following titles:
Burgoyne & Marckwardt, The Defense of Jisr al-Doreaa
Loup Francart, Maitriser la violence
David Kilcullen, The Accidental Guerrilla
Marston & Malkasian, Counterinsurgency in Modern Warfare
Rupert Smith, The Utility of Force
Thinking of books we forgot was easy. But can anyone think of journal articles that should be included? Films?
Update: Some really good suggestions in the comments. I am adding a (new) article by Frank Hoffman (.pdf), another by Bob Bateman, and another by Dave Kilcullen. I would add others, but I want to have actually read these books and articles before I add them to the list. Seems reasonable, no?
Update II: Callwell's Small Wars has been added. And while I do not find as much to admire in it as Gian, there was certainly no population-centric conspiracy to keep it off the list! I confess, many other suggestions in the comments I have not read.