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Annihilation from Within: The Ultimate Threat to Nations

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In this eloquent and impassioned book, defense expert Fred Ikl' predicts a revolution in national security that few strategists have grasped; fewer still are mindful of its historic roots. We are preoccupied with suicide bombers, jihadist terrorists, and rogue nations producing nuclear weapons, but these menaces are merely distant thunder that foretells the gathering storm ...more
Hardcover, 142 pages
Published October 10th 2006 by Columbia University Press (first published September 15th 2006)
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A book detailing the conflicts of the coming years and decades as per Mr Ikle, an advisor to several former presidents. I didn't particularly like it, but that might be because of my severely liberal bent. I read it to get a sense of how Cold War advisors used to and still think.
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Dr. Fred Charles Iklé was a United States Department of Defense official during the presidency of Ronald Reagan who is credited with a key role in increasing U.S. aid to anti-Soviet rebels in the Soviet War in Afghanistan. He successfully proposed and promoted the idea of supplying the rebels with anti-aircraft Stinger missiles, overcoming CIA opposition. Iklé was director for the U.S. Arms Contro ...more
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