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Fighting for the Future: Will America Triumph?

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New introduction reflects upon the events of September 11, 2001 Highly acclaimed military strategist and writer Ralph Peters challenges America's defense establishment and national leadership with startling insights and no-holds-barred criticism. His radical assessment of the future of conflict and the kinds of enemies we will face has already excited international controv ...more
Paperback, 210 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by Stackpole Books (first published 1999)
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Mike (the Paladin)
Looking for a "scary" book. Well, put aside Stephen King, postpone Clive Barker, even let Bentley Little wait. This can be a very scary book if we don't accurately read history, the world we are in, and the conflicts of the future. And it's not fiction.

I am what is often called a "history buff", an autodidact. Some people sneer at that (no degree) but as I'm sure a lot of people know (here especially) that knowledge of history does not necessarily require a string of letters after one's name. I
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Howard Anders
"Fighting for the Future" is a collection of essays with the central theme of what war will be like in the 21st Century. Mr. Peters postulates that major conflicts between nation states is unlikely for the foreseeable future. He visualizes war in the 21st Century as primarily a series of low intensity conflicts, involving both state and non-state actors. He presents his views as a series of challenges for the US government and armed forces. He concludes with a call for US policy-makers to re-eva ...more
Martin
This was an intense book that discusses the need for us to prepare for the 'actual' future instead of the future we currently think of. I agree with the authors belief that are wars will be fought in the cities and urban environments, not the open battlefields that we prepare for. It is true that our enemies today do not wear a uniform but are a "faceless" warrior. This book is very insightful into how we should fight our wars and the way we should prepare for the future. As someone who is going ...more
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Ralph Peters is a novelist, an essayist, a former career soldier, and an adventurer in the 19th-century sense. He is the author of a dozen critically acclaimed novels, two influential works on strategy, "Beyond Terror" and "Fighting for the Future".

Mr. Peters' works can also be found under the pen name "Owen Parry." He also appears frequently as a commentator on television and radio networks.

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