By Andrew Krepinevich
A worldwide pandemic reveals thousands swarming around the U.S. border.
Major U.S. towns are leveled via black-market nukes.
China’s becoming civil unrest ignites an international showdown.
Pakistan’s cave in results in a hunt for its nuclear weapons.
What if the worst which could 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 publication, which describes the altering face of struggle within the twenty-first century and identifies seven lethal situations that threaten our defense within the an important years forward. As president of the guts for Strategic and Budgetary checks and advisor to secretaries of safeguard, the CIA, the place of birth defense Council and the Joint Forces Command, Krepinevich’s task is to imagine the unthinkable—and organize a reaction within the occasion our worst nightmares develop into fact.
Basing his research on open intelligence assets, an evaluate of the most recent worldwide and political developments, and his wisdom of latest army historical past, Krepinevich starts off all the seven situations within the context of present geopolitical realities and vividly tracks the trail to drawback. From the implosion of Pakistan to a world cyberattack, from the results 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 goals of global powers, terrorist teams, and rogue states; and the activities and counteractions either our enemies and our allies will be anticipated to take.
As riveting as a thriller, 7 lethal eventualities takes you contained in the corridors of energy, friends into the area of safety making plans, and explores U.S. army and political process long ago, current, and certain destiny. the result's a must-read booklet that may set off dialogue, suggestion, and—hopefully—action.
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