"[Ralph Peters is] considered to be one of the best military minds of his generation . . ." --Newsweek "Few have been more provocative or more diligent in pursuit of large and difficult truths . . . a strong and clarifying case for radical policy ...
al policy review." --The Washington Post
"A thinking man's Tom Clancy . . . a fine writer . . . an influential military theorist" --The Wall Street Journal
Highly acclaimed military strategist and writer Ralph Peters challenges America's defense establishment and national leadership with startling insights and no-holds-barred criticism. His radical reassessment of the future of conflict and the kinds of enemies we will face has already excited international controversy and influenced policy. Peters challenges our military leaders to stop dreaming about the kinds of wars they would like to fight. He identifies a "new warrior class" and a new culture of conflict that could undo America on the battlefields of the future. He broadly reinterprets the meaning of strategy. His writing--tough, yet elegant--makes dramatic new ideas accessible to the general reader, as well as to businessmen, diplomats, and soldiers. Will America win? Yes, but only if her leaders open their minds to the new and dangerous international environment left in the wake of the Cold War.
Ralph Peters is a former military officer with extensive experience abroad. He has provided commentary to National Public Radio, The Washington Post, Harper's, The Washington Monthly, major television networks here and abroad, and to a wide range of military and policy journals. He is also a best-selling novelist who has written eight books, including Red Army, The War in 2020, and the recent The Devil's Garden.