Dr. David Kilcullen is the Chairman of Caerus Associates. Before founding Caerus, Kilcullen served 24 years as a soldier, diplomat and policy advisor for the Australian and United States governments. He was Special Advisor to the Secretary of State from 2007-2009 and Senior Advisor to General David Petraeus in Iraq in 2007, and is currently Senior Fellow in The Future of War program at New America. He is the author of the bestselling books The Accidental Guerrilla and Counterinsurgency, both are used worldwide by civilian government officials, policymakers, military and development professionals working in unstable and insecure environments. His most recent books are Out of the Mountains, A Great Perhaps?: Colombia: Conflict and Divergence, and Blood Year.