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The Dragons and the Snakes: How the Rest Learned to Fight the West

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Just a few years ago, people spoke of the US as a hyperpower-a titan stalking the world stage with more relative power than any empire in history. Yet as early as 1993, newly-appointed CIA director James Woolsey pointed out that although Western powers had "slain a large dragon" by defeating the Soviet Union in the Cold War, they now faced a "bewildering variety of ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: March 3rd 2020 by Oxford University Press, USA
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    Disturbingly brilliant. David Kilcullen, ever the thoughtful observer of wars and the people who wage them, captures the changes in warfare that already confound — and threaten to overwhelm us. He correctly shows that we are mentally and physically unprepared for the new nature of conflict, and will likely pay dearly for it.
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    David Kilcullen has produced another thoughtful, important book. At a time when some believe that the return of competition with
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