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Another Bloody Century: Future Warfare

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How the wars of the near future will be fought and who will win them

Many nations, peoples and special interest groups believe that violence will advance their cause. Warfare has changed greatly since the Second World War; it continued to change during the late 20th century and this process is still accelerating. Political, technological, social and religious forces are
Paperback, 430 pages
Published October 5th 2006 by Phoenix Press (CA)
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Excellent aside from the points cited below.
Gray does a masterful job of presenting a picture of the state of warfare at the end of the 20th century, then looking at all its likely permutations in the 21st. The title expresses his general feelings - he doesn't like war, he's tired of it, and he's equally tired of pronouncements that either the whole nature of war or the aspects of human nature that cause war will somehow change because we're in a new millennium.
He outlines the military history
Urey Patrick
Aug 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: military-general
This is a theoretical/philosophical/logical/historical/pragmatic look at war and warfare to come, and is one of the most engaging books I have read in quite some time. The author has a superb, and often wickedly delightful sense of humor that emerges unexpectedly throughout his text - he is particularly unkind to the multi-national, soft and fuzzy make peace not war can't we all be friends crowd. The book is worth buying just for the final two chapters - The Control of War and A Warlike Future - ...more
George Siehl

Gray focuses on his book's subtitle, "Future Warfare." He repeatedly stresses that our best view of future wars comes from the mirror of past wars, in that technology, causes, and techniques may change but the nature of conflict will remain the use of force to impose one's will on the enemy. This definition by military theorist Clausewitz following the Napoleonic wars is frequently invoked by Gray. There are good things in this lengthy book: his treatment of geopolitics and the possible uses of
Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Inordinate amount of waffling, book doesn't start until many chapters in. When it gets going it's quite interesting but annoyingly sprinkled with repeated caveats and disclaimers. When you get to the point when the author correctly predicts Russia invading Ukraine it no longer even seems like a prediction.
What will the future of war be? Professor Gray takes a swing at his predictions.

Why I started this book: I'm always on the look out for new audio editions of my many professional reading titles. And I was thrilled to find that Audible had at least 5 new ones.

Why I finished it: Professor Gray argues that predicting the future is a chancy business. 1. War is not going to disappear. Human nature means that we will continue to fight. 2. War is politics, and that by stopping wars prematurely instead
K Bayko
Jan 04, 2020 rated it did not like it
The author presents irrefutable facts as his argument and delivers each point in the most round-about fashion. He quotes Clausewitz like a fan girl and sets Clausewitz' words up on a pedestal by which all other quoted sources are measured against and ultimately labeled as varying degrees of "Clausewitzian/un-Clausewitzian". Essentially much of his book follows the following train of thought: "this one person said this about irregular warfare but that's un-CLausewitzian and I don't agree with it ...more
Ailith Twinning
May 31, 2018 rated it did not like it
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it begins with truisms, declares the good of colonialism and imperialism in the distinction without a difference called hegemony, and never recovers from that insane filter.
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Colin S. Gray is a British-American strategic thinker and professor of International Relations and Strategic Studies at the University of Reading, where he is the director of the Centre for Strategic Studies. In addition, he is a Senior Associate to the National Institute for Public Policy.

Gray was educated at the University of Manchester and the University of Oxford. He worked at the