Strategic Misfortunes

The Accidental Coindinista: A Historian’s Journey Back From the Dark Side of Social Science

Gian P. Gentile

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About The Author

Gian P. Gentile is a serving United States Army Colonel. He currently directs the military history program at West Point. He commanded a combat battalion in West Baghdad in 2006 and holds a PhD in history from Stanford University. His book, “Wrong Turn: America’s Deadly Embrace with Counterinsurgency” is due out by The New Press in April 2013. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or the US Government.

To Cite This Article

Gentile, Gian P., “The Accidental Coindinista: A Historian’s Journey Back From the Dark Side of Social Science”, Infinity Journal, IJ Special Edition, “Strategic Misfortunes”, October 2012, pages 21-24.