The Sling and the Stone: On War in the 21st Century

"Colonel Hammes cuts to the quick in defining the conundrum of dealing with twenty-first century warfare, the competing concepts of its nature and its management. His is a controversial analysis which is bound to raise the hackles of today's techno warriors." -Bernard Trainor, Lieutenant General, USMC (Ret.), NBC News military analyst, co-author of The Generals

"Based in history and current events, Hammes explains the nasty, long-term, broad-spectrum wars we have fought and will continue to fight. It stands in sharp contrast to the short, high-tech, clean war the defense department is planning for. He focuses on how to win the war rather than just winning battles. Understanding the type of war you are fighting is the first step to winning. This book will help you understand." -General Anthony Zinni, USMC (Ret.), former CENTCOM commander

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