VetStory: Why the US is fighting wars the wrong way

Phil Briggs
January 31, 2019 - 12:58 pm

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Imagine shadow wars, mercenaries, the ISIS playbook and going to war with both Russia and China.   The stuff of movies, or is it all actually happening right now?

Hear from the author who says this interview will, "make heads at the Pentagon explode."

Dr. Sean McFate’s latest book "The New Rules of War: Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder" is a wake up call to the Pentagon and Congress.


This podcast traces McFate's journey from the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division to receiving advice from some of America's greatest Generals to rewriting the rules of modern warfare. 

This isn't just analysis for smarty-pants-policy people, but McFate offers a new strategy for victory in this bloody era of global war.

McFate also writes fiction based on his military experiences. He co-authored the novels 'Shadow War' and 'Deep Black' (William Morrow), part of the Tom Locke series. 

His television appearances include: Fox and Friends, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, BBC, Vice/HBO, and The Discovery Channel. McFate has also written for the New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Foreign Policy, Politico, Daily Beast, CNBC, Vice Magazine, Aeon, War on the Rocks, Military Review and African Affairs.

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