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Losing military supremacy : the myopia of American strategic planning
Martyanov, Andrei, 1963- author.
Publication Information:
[Atlanta, GA]: Clarity Press, Inc., [2018]
Physical Description:
249 pages ; 24cm
The intensity of Americans' conviction of their nation's exceptionalism has led the US to grossly misinterpret - sometimes deliberately - the causative factors of key events of the past two centuries. Accordingly, the wrong conclusions have been derived, and very wrong lessons learned. Nowhere has this been more manifest than in American military thought and its actual application of military power. Time after time the American military has failed to match lofty declarations about its superiority, producing instead a mediocre record of military accomplishments. This book illustrates the extent to which Russian economic, military and cultural realities and power are no longer what American "elites" think they are by addressing Russia's new and elevated capacities in the areas of traditional warfare as well as cyberwarfare and space. -- From back cover.
The true measurements of military power -- The birth of modern American military mythology -- The many misinterpretations of World War II -- American elites' inability to grasp the realities of war -- Educational deficits and cultural caricatures -- Threat inflation, ideological capture, and doctrinal policy questions -- The failure to come to grips with the modern geopolitical realignment -- The "hollow force" specter.
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