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Goliath: Why the West Isn't Winning. And What We Must Do About It.

Sean McFate



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03 April 2019
History; Theory of warfare & military science; Military tactics
War is changing. It is moving beyond the conventional and developing into something more pernicious that few know how to defeat. War shapes global politics, economies, and humanity. The stakes are high.

Durable Disorder is on our horizon and we are dangerously unprepared. War is the one constant and ultimate 'decider' of human events, and if we wish to ensure our survival, we must learn to master the art of war for the twenty-first century.

Learn how to triumph in the coming age of conflict in seven rules.
By:   Sean McFate
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 240mm,  Width: 162mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   555g
ISBN:   9780241364031
ISBN 10:   0241364035
Pages:   200
Publication Date:   03 April 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Goliath: Why the West Isn't Winning. And What We Must Do About It.

Why do western powers keep getting beaten when they go to war? This hard-hitting polemic by a former US paratrooper explains why - we are addicted to expensive, big tech that is useless against guerillas. Sean McFate's suggestion that western powers make greater use of mercenaries is interesting * The Times, 100 Best Books for Summer * My summer surprise - the sharpest account of the dilemmas of war and peace I've read for years * Robert Fox, Evening Standard * McFate understands his subject from the inside... excellent -- General Sir Rupert Smith Stunning. McFate is the new Sun Tzu -- Admiral James Stavridis Essential Reading -- General Stanley McChrystal A fascinating and disturbing book * Economist * Radical thoughts on the West's approach to modern warfare * Sunday Times, Must Reads * His iconoclastic book is being hailed by radicals as a wake-up call to governments and armed forces everywhere, to stop doing all the wrong things; to start doing a few right ones . . . Some of what he says makes more sense than much of what comes out of the Pentagon and the Ministry of Defence * Max Hastings, Sunday Times * Thought-provoking. Sean McFate puts his finger on key issues for Western security * Jonathan Evans, former head of MI5 * A thought-provoking book. Sean McFate has admirably captured the challenges we face with an evolving character of warfare. Technology and the pervasiveness of information have blurred the distinction between peace and war and have opened up seams that our opponents are ruthlessly exploiting, utilising weapons that don't need to go bang -- General Sir Nick Carter, Chief of the Defence Staff Lively and provocative ... laced with examples from the history of conflict as well as his own career as a soldier * Sir Lawrence Freedman * An important book * Sir Richard Dearlove, former Director of MI6 * The Freakonomics of modern warfare * Conn Iggulden *

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