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The Saker reviews Andrei Martyanov’s newest book: The (real) Revolution in Military Affairs

The Saker reviews Andrei Martyanov’s newest book: The (real) Revolution in Military Affairs

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Last year I reviewed Andrei Martyanov’s book Losing Military Supremacy: the Myopia of American Strategic Planning for the Unz Review. In that book, Martyanov explained why the era of easy US victories over pretty much defenseless countries was over and what that meant for US force planners. This year it is my immense pleasure to review his latest book The (real) Revolution in Military Affairs. Let me immediately say that you do not have to read the first book to greatly enjoy the second one, but I still do think that the best “combo” to get a full picture would be to read both books in the order they were published. Still, today I will review only the second book. First, debunking the many US political science canards Martyanov begins his book by debunking the so-called “Thucydides Trap” which Foreign Policy summarized as so: : “When one great power threatens to displace another, war is almost always the result — but it doesn’t have to be” (with a clear emphasis on the first part…
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