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Losing Military Supremacy: The Myopia of American Strategic Planning

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While exceptionalism is not unique to America, the intensity of this conviction and its global ramifications are. This has led the US to grossly misinterpret--sometimes deliberately--the causative factors of key events of the past two centuries, reaching the wrong conclusions and learning very wrong lessons. Nowhere has this been more manifest than in American military tho ...more
Paperback, 249 pages
Published September 1st 2018 by Clarity Press (first published July 26th 2018)
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Troy Doby
Aug 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The author basically regurgitates Soviet historiography on World War 2. His idea that Americans have no idea of the sacrifice of the Soviet people is simply nonsense. Harrison Salisbury wrote a popular history "900 Days" on the siege of Leningrad at the height of the Cold War. Nor does the author take seriously the damage Stalin did to the Russian people by total lack of preparation before the war (no food supplies or removal of children from Leningrad if nothing else).

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Scott Holstad
May 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
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I have to admit I bought this book because the title and premise were intriguing, matching some of my own concerns about the recent, current and future state of the US military. But, wow, what a crazy scenario! I'm prepared to listen to and accept criticism regarding much about our military, particularly the state and status of many of our frontline weapons, a number of which are largely obsolete now, or have never been produced after throwing hundreds of billions away because of scope creep and ...more
Ty Weller
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A thought-provoking and credible assessment of the state of the ongoing Russo-American arms race. The authors makes an excellent case, that the current US military and that of the Russians of the 1990s have in some ways swapped places, leaving the US substantially behind technologically. Many American readers will dismiss many of Martyanov's claims, but can they seriously deny that which is patently obvious, the long string of pointless and expensive military ventures over the last several decad ...more
George
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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While it can be viewed as biased or even propaganda, one can't ignore some of the arguments made, whether on cultural history, education, technological changes or cost of development.
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