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The Resource Three dangerous men : Russia, China, Iran, and the rise of irregular warfare, Seth G. Jones

Three dangerous men : Russia, China, Iran, and the rise of irregular warfare, Seth G. Jones

Label
Three dangerous men : Russia, China, Iran, and the rise of irregular warfare
Title
Three dangerous men
Title remainder
Russia, China, Iran, and the rise of irregular warfare
Statement of responsibility
Seth G. Jones
Title variation
Russia, China, Iran, and the rise of irregular warfare
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How three key figures in Moscow, Beijing, and Tehran built ruthless irregular warfare campaigns that are eroding American power. In Three Dangerous Men, defense expert Seth Jones argues that the US is woefully unprepared for the future of global competition. While America has focused on building fighter jets, missiles, and conventional warfighting capabilities, its three principal rivals-Russia, Iran, and China-have increasingly adopted irregular warfare: cyber attacks, the use of proxy forces, propaganda, espionage, and disinformation to undermine American power. Jones profiles three pioneers of irregular warfare in Moscow, Beijing, and Tehran who adapted American techniques and made huge gains without waging traditional warfare: Russian Chief of Staff Valery Gerasimov; the deceased Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani; and vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission Zhang Youxia. Each has spent his career studying American power and devised techniques to avoid a conventional or nuclear war with the US. Gerasimov helped oversee a resurgence of Russian irregular warfare, which included attempts to undermine the 2016 and 2020 US presidential elections and the SolarWinds cyber attack. Soleimani was so effective in expanding Iranian power in the Middle East that Washington targeted him for assassination. Zhang Youxia presents the most alarming challenge because China has more power and potential at its disposal. Drawing on interviews with dozens of US military, diplomatic, and intelligence officials, as well as hundreds of documents translated from Russian, Farsi, and Mandarin, Jones shows how America's rivals have bloodied its reputation and seized territory worldwide. Instead of standing up to autocratic regimes, Jones demonstrates that the United States has largely abandoned the kind of information, special operations, intelligence, and economic and diplomatic action that helped win the Cold War. In a powerful conclusion, Jones details the key steps the United States must take to alter how it thinks about-and engages in-competition before it is too late"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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1972-
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Jones, Seth G.
Dewey number
327.73047086
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E895
LC item number
.J66 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Iran
  • China
  • Hybrid warfare
  • Cyberspace operations (Military science)
  • Disinformation
  • United States
Label
Three dangerous men : Russia, China, Iran, and the rise of irregular warfare, Seth G. Jones
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Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Wrong War -- Active Measures -- The Main Enemy -- Russian Chess -- Guardian Of The Revolution -- The "Soleimani Strut" -- The Martyr -- The Art Of War -- Three Warfares -- The Great Wall Of Sand -- Countering The Wolf Warriors
Control code
on1233268181
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781324006206
Lccn
2021025176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1233268181
Label
Three dangerous men : Russia, China, Iran, and the rise of irregular warfare, Seth G. Jones
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Wrong War -- Active Measures -- The Main Enemy -- Russian Chess -- Guardian Of The Revolution -- The "Soleimani Strut" -- The Martyr -- The Art Of War -- Three Warfares -- The Great Wall Of Sand -- Countering The Wolf Warriors
Control code
on1233268181
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781324006206
Lccn
2021025176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1233268181

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