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The Dragons and the Snakes: how the Rest learned to fight the West
 

The Dragons and the Snakes: how the Rest learned to fight the West (EPUB ebook)

By Kilcullen, David

The first work to put forward a unified theory of how state and non-state threats now overlap and intersect. In 1993, a newly appointed CIA director warned that Western powers might have 'slain a large dragon' with the fall of the USSR, but now faced a 'bewildering variety of po...isonous snakes.' Since then, the dragons (state enemies such as Russia and China) and snakes (terrorist and guerrilla organisations) have watched the US struggle in Iraq and Afghanistan, and have mastered new methods in response: hybrid and urban warfare, political manipulation, and harnessing digital technology. Leading soldier-scholar David Kilcullen reveals what the West's opponents have learned from twenty-first-century conflict, and explains how their cutting-edge tactics and adaptability pose a serious threat to America and its allies, disabling the West's military advantage. State and non-state threats have increasingly come to resemble each other, he argues, with states adopting non-state techniques and non-state actors now able to access levels of precision and lethal weapon systems once only available to governments. The Dragons and the Snakes is a compelling, counterintuitive look at the new, vastly complex global arena. Kilcullen reshapes our understanding of the West's foes, and shows how it can respond.
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ISBN 9781925938272
Published 31 Mar 2020
Publisher Scribe Publications
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781925938272
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Scribe Publications
Imprint Scribe
Released 31 Mar 2020
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Kilcullen, David
Category Asian / Middle Eastern history: postwar, from c 1945 -
Military History
Politics & Government
International Relations
Embargos & Sanctions
Warfare & Defence
Theory Of Warfare & Military Science
Irregular Or Guerrilla Forces & Warfare
Defence Strategy, Planning & Research
Military Tactics
Civil War
Battles & Campaigns
Australian
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 327
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
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