The Dragons and the Snakes: How the Rest Learned to Fight the West (Hardback)David Kilcullen (author)
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Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 336
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm
'Impressive ... The Dragons and the Snakes is based on a formidable array of military and political sources.' -- The Financial Times
'Interesting and provocative.' -- The Sunday Times
'An eye-opening look at the state of strategic balance between the United States and its rivals, large and small ... Essential reading for anyone concerned with America's future on the world stage.' -- Kirkus
'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.' -- Stanley McChrystal, Retd US Army General, and Partner, McChrystal Group
'David Kilcullen has produced another thoughtful, important book. At a time when some believe that the return of competition with great powers might serve as an emotional catharthis to help forget the long war against jihadist terrorist organisations, the author exposes and transcends that false choice. His ideas about how to fight for peace in a dangerous world should be read and discussed not only by diplomats, defence officials, and military officers, but also by citizens concerned about securing a better future for their children.' -- H.R. McMaster, Retd US Army Lt-General, and author of 'Dereliction of Duty' and 'Battlegrounds'
'Once again David Kilcullen succeeds in demonstrating how our adversaries are adapting faster than we are to the experiences of the recent past. Timely advice for defence strategists on how to apply those lessons, and to plan for the next conflict, not the last.' -- Professor Sir David Omand, former UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator
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