The Future of Twenty-First-Century Great Power Competition and Conflict
Naval Institute, 2022
A timely, prescient and important examination of the past, present and future of warfare.
Major General Mick Ryan (Ret.) completed this visionary description of evolving warfare only months before the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. His insights eerily reflect daily reports from that front. He describes Chinese and Russian aggression and the use of simultaneous cyber, political and conventional forms of war as a wake-up call to Western democracies – whose leaders have already begun to face this new realm of war. Despite some structural challenges in the book, Ryan’s timely, insider’s view of contemporary and future warfare proves deeply relevant and informative. He also emphasizes an important strategy underlying military success: always stay curious and never stop learning.
About the Author
Mick Ryan rose to the rank of major general in the Australian Army.
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