The Right Way to Lose A War

The Right Way to Lose A War

America in An Age of Unwinnable Conflicts

Book - 2015
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Reveals how the United States has struggled to adapt to the new era of guerrilla conflict, causing military losses and political disasters, and outlines a strategy of military engagement and diplomacy to help the nation withdraw from unsuccessful campaigns.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780316254885
Branch Call Number: 355.00973 444r 2015
Characteristics: xiii, 384 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm

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Jan 10, 2016

Why does America keep losing wars (or running them to a stalemate, as was the case in Korea)? This book suggests that it's not just that the States constantly underestimates their enemies; it's also an unwillingness to work on the ground with their natural allies, refusing to talk to the enemy, and most obviously, the lack of an exit strategy. This book relies on interviews with many of the major players of the last 40 years - from Kissinger to McChrystal - to back up the author's thesis. Every presidential candidate should read this book if so to avoid yet another unwinnable quagmire.

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