By Andrew Krepinevich
A worldwide pandemic unearths thousands swarming around the U.S. border.
Major U.S. towns are leveled by means of black-market nukes.
China’s transforming into civil unrest ignites a world showdown.
Pakistan’s cave in results in a hunt for its nuclear weapons.
What if the worst which can ensue really occurs? How might we reply? Are we ready?
These are the questions that Andrew Krepinevich asks—and answers—in this well timed and infrequently chilling new ebook, which describes the altering face of warfare within the twenty-first century and identifies seven lethal situations that threaten our protection within the the most important years forward. As president of the heart for Strategic and Budgetary checks and advisor to secretaries of security, the CIA, the native land safety Council and the Joint Forces Command, Krepinevich’s task is to imagine the unthinkable—and organize a reaction within the occasion our worst nightmares turn into fact.
Basing his research on open intelligence resources, an overview of the newest worldwide and political developments, and his wisdom of latest army historical past, Krepinevich starts off all the seven eventualities within the context of present geopolitical realities and vividly tracks the trail to drawback. From the implosion of Pakistan to a global cyberattack, from the implications of a timed withdrawal from Iraq to the possibility of a China at the march, Krepinevich unearths the forces—both overt and covert—that are in play; the targets of global powers, terrorist teams, and rogue states; and the activities and counteractions either our enemies and our allies might be anticipated to take.
As riveting as a thriller, 7 lethal situations takes you contained in the corridors of energy, friends into the realm of security making plans, and explores U.S. army and political method long ago, current, and certain destiny. the result's a must-read ebook that might set off dialogue, inspiration, and—hopefully—action.
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I N T R O D U C T I O 17 N confer advantage and avoid surprise. "Plans are useless," he once ob served, " . . " 28 W H Y DO W E H A V E A H A R D T I M E C H A N G I N G O U R V I S I O N ? DESPITE THE VALUE OF SCENARIO-BASED PLANNING AND THE Pentagon's commitment to it, the Pentagon still has a hard time taking a more comprehensive view of the future. Somehow it does not fully em brace this kind of planning. Why? S. armed forces? Unfortunately, there is no simple answer, and no easy remedy.
28 W H Y DO W E H A V E A H A R D T I M E C H A N G I N G O U R V I S I O N ? DESPITE THE VALUE OF SCENARIO-BASED PLANNING AND THE Pentagon's commitment to it, the Pentagon still has a hard time taking a more comprehensive view of the future. Somehow it does not fully em brace this kind of planning. Why? S. armed forces? Unfortunately, there is no simple answer, and no easy remedy. Cer tainly for most organizations change is an unnatural act. Bureaucracies— and the Pentagon has one of the world's largest—are organized primarily to execute complex routines that enable the existing way of operating to be accomplished efficiently.
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7 Deadly Scenarios: A Military Futurist Explores War in the 21st Century by Andrew Krepinevich