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Closely modeled on his NATO experience of war gaming future conflicts, War with Russia is a chilling account of where we are heading if we fail to recognise the threat posed by the Russian president.
Written by the recently retired Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe and endorsed by senior military figures, this audiobook shows how war with Russia could erupt, with the bloodiest and most appalling consequences, if the necessary steps are not taken urgently.
President Putin said, 'We have all the reasons to believe that the policy of containment of Russia which was happening in the 18th, 19th and 20th century is still going on....' And 'if you press the spring, it will release at some point. Something you should remember.'
Like any strongman, the Russian president's reputation for strength is everything. Lose momentum, fail to give the people what they want, and he fails. The president has already demonstrated that he has no intention of failing. He has already started a lethal dynamic which, unless checked right now, could see him invade the Baltic States.
Russia's invasion and seizure of Georgia in 2008 was our Rhineland moment. We ignored the warning signs - as we did back in the 1930s - and we made it business as usual.
Crimea in 2014 was the president's Sudetenland moment, and again he got away with it. Since 2014 Russia has invaded Ukraine. The Baltics could be next. Our political leaders assume that nuclear deterrence will save us. General Sir Richard Shirreff shows us why this will not wash.
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Von Alexander Am hilfreichsten 17.04.2017
Buying History and receiving a novel-thriller
I expected to buy a book about war with russia which is based on hard facts, but after 37 minutes the rest of the book (13 hours) are a novel - thriller (with some hot fighting women fighters) like a cheap Tom Clancy copy (I love TC's "Storm" - Im Sturm). It was not so bad for a try, but really to find this under history is misleading.
To be honest I personally got some information how the author and the NATO is thinking. The fear of NATO is that the Baltic states could be overrun and be hold as hostages of Russia. The conclusion is that NATO needs more money, more commitment to defend the Baltic states and Poland. The evil Russian is pictured in the worst manner, but the good succeeds and the "czar" of the evil dies in a helicopter accident which was arranged by the own former supporters. My personal conclusion: NATO would like to fight a war, but without nuclear option. Frightening thinking, but obviously the state of the art thinking. How far is Donjezk from Berlin? Really far away, thanks good.