Acclaimed author and security expert Max Boot explores how innovations in weaponry and tactics have not only transformed how wars are fought and won but also have guided the course of human events, from the formation of the first modern states 500 years ago, to the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the coming of al-Qaeda. His new book, War Made New, is a provocative new vision of the rise of the modern world through the lens of warfare. Boot argues that the past five centuries of history have been marked not by gradual change in how we fight but instead by four revolutions in military technology - and that the nations who have successfully mastered these revolutions have gained the power to redraw the map of the world. His book concludes with an examination of what America must do to survive and prevail in the Information Age.
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, May 19, 2007