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It s a very telling uestion #Are we losing a war few of us realize we re fighting Yes as Jim Sciutto #we losing a war few of us realize we re fighting Yes as Jim Sciutto very detailed and disturbing book reveals and it s mostly a war without a physical battle but with devastating potential for disruption of the United States and Western civilization This is the nature of conflict in the 21st century land rabs extending the disputed borders of both Russia and China exercises in outer space Not a ood book but excellent newspaper article just longer It deals with

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situation so has and Expiration date 2019 Good reporting Essentially a series of long form articles on different national security topics and aimed at the eneral public Informative and interesting but paints topics and aimed at the Inventing the Future general public Informative and interesting but paints dangerously incomplete picture of the world Jim Sciutto s book is a very interesting look at the tactics employed by two of America s rivals Russia China to challenge Americanlobal dominance Sciutto s theory is that both nations are employing a form of assymetric warfare designed to challenge US interests but to stay below the threshold that would elicit a powerful presumably military response In order to support this idea he cites several different incidents from China s expansion in the South China sea where he paints a picture of the transformation and militarization of the region by China over the last decade to the Ukraine where Russia very successfully employed proxies to manipulate the situation towards their interests Throughout the narration he builds a convincing case that these two countries are indeed violating what he defines as the rules based Understanding Women global order led by the United States There is a compelling amount of evidence to demonstrate both that this is happening and that the US response to it has been inadeuateHowever this is ultimately a superficial examination of world events because the author seems to be under the delusion that these are exceptional actions rather than simply tools of statecraft used by almost alllobal players foremost among them the United States itself Russia s use of proxies in the Ukraine follows exactly the template the US set in Libya and Syria except that the Russians were committed to the operation due to eographical closeness and thereby successful China s militarization of the South China sea and aggressive ramp up of military spending deserves scrutiny but it must be viewed in context China s military spending is still only 15th that of the United States and both past and current US administrations have made plenty of noises that would make any competitor nervous and inclined to increase their military budget The author s portrayal of these two nations as the primary obstacle to world peace is simply not believable for most people who live outside US borders Global polls even during the Obama era consistently showed that Russia and China are seen as less of a threat to world peace than the USAdditionally all the solutions proposed by the author fall right into the category described by Ronan Farrow as mil think an approach to solving conflicts that is primarily military rather than diplomatic in nature Sciutto s selection of who he interviews is consistent with this as his selections enerally involve the people whose job it is to be paranoid about security again it is reasonable to interview people in security and threat assessment but interviewing only these people without Verdammt verliebt gathering the thoughts of diplomats is alaring error Thus almost all the proposed solutions involve escalations in military pressure by the United States or drastic sanctions neither of which are likely to The Way Between the Worlds (The View from the Mirror, garner any degree of public support from an already war wearyeneral electorateAll in all this is an informative book to read but it paints a disturbingly inaccurate view of the world and involves almost no reflection on what our place in the world ought to be Instead much like former President George W Bush it attempts to neatly divide the world into Inverloch Volume 4 good and evil forces and attempts to ask the uestion How should we respond to these evil people attacking us It answers that uestion well but the flawed premise of that line of uestioning remains unexaminedThe book is still worth reading as it is an entertaining and informative look at the tools of statecraft employed by our rivals but I d highly recommend reading two other books first 1 Ben Rhodes The World as it is an excellent memoir of the State Department during the Obama administration and 2 Ronan Farrow s War on Peace The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence about the decline of what used to be the world s most powerful effective diplomatic machine the US State Department Without that background reading this book will likely just lead you into a state of mindless jingoism the results of which were clearly seen during the Bush administration years The world cannot be neatly divided into forces ofood and evil no matter how hard security experts try to convince you otherwise As an Obama fan I found myself surprised to agree with the au. Are we losing a war few of us realize we’re fighting Jim Sciutto CNN’s Chief National Security Correspondent reveals the invisible fronts that make up 21st century warfare from disinformation campaigns to advanced satellite weaponsPoisoned dissidents Election interference Armed invasions International treaties thrown into chaos Secret military buildups Hackers and viruses Weapons deployed in space China and Russia and Iran and North Korea spark news stories here by carrying out bold acts of aggression and violating international laws and norms Isn’t this just bad actors acting badlyThat kind of thinking is outdated and dangerous Emboldened by their successes these countries are in fact waging a brazen lobal war on the US and the West This is a new Cold

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The Shadow War Inside Russia's and China's Secret Operations to Defeat AmericaRies represent a uniue aggression toward a benevolent power He offers no serious acknowledgment of the long US history of aggression toward other nations Of course other powerful nations are trying to weaken us to reduce our lobal power and increase their own Why wouldn t they iven our track recordWhat this book needs are fewer military experts upping the ante with their bombastic rhetoric and diplomats offering 21st century answers that won t lead us into World War III through predictable miscalculations The author is a CNN reporter who has been to many places and even went to the freezing Artic in a nuclear submarine and spoke to the naval officers This is uite an eye opening report The world has morphed into a phase where Great Powers fight shadow wars with each other1 Russian annexation of Crimea with the little reen men Ultimately a Malaysian civilian aeroplane was tragically shot down 2 China building a naval base #ON AN ARTIFICIAL ISLAND 3 CHINA HACKED INTO BOEING #an artificial island 3 China hacked into Boeing others to steal secrets of F354 Russian hackers stole DNC and Clinton emails through phishing 5 Russia has 15 military ice breakers America 0 That is the new frontier 6 Space war Russia s kamikaze satellite China s kidnaper satellite their anti satellite missiles can all know out the lobal GPS system which is important not only for location but synchronised firing of weapons 7 China and Russia s supersonic anti ship weapons 8 Russian poisoning of dissidents in UK soil 9 Russian hacking of Estonia What to do1 Design space and Artic weapons 2 Warn and show of force to China and Russia 3 Work with allies 4 Invest in and better weapons This is exactly Thucydides trap So both sides would develop and lethal weapons fearing the other side will et an upper hand Hopefully the day of actual war will never come This was an interesting read Sciutto has criticisms of both the Obama and Trump administrations handling of foreign policy and I don t think the book is particularly biased on a RepublicanDemocrat spectrum It reads fairly well though there are some repetitive passages The book basically The Horse in Celtic Culture goes over the many provocative things Russia and China have been doing for the past 30 years and explaining how the US has not come up withreat ways of dealing with the aggressions The Shadow War is not really war but aggressive moves that are aimed at not starting a shooting war Sciutto oes over Ukraine Crimea and election interference and hacking for Russia For China the islands of the South China Sea hacking and stealing of intellectual property The book also ives a Every Boys Dream good overview of the upgrades in conventional forces that China and Russia have been doing and in what I think is the best parts explains the dangers of a war in space that is of satellites being attacked or attacking other satellitesIf you have followed foreign policy news these provocations should not new but Sciutto does aood job explaining how they CAN BE INTERPRETED I THINK HIS be interpreted I his and analysis of the problems of militarizing space are definitely the best part of the book There are not really Starflight Zero great solutions to this problem since if Russia and China use satellite destroyers the US does not have areat reply Yet if the US makes its own satellite destroyers then Russia and China will definitely make space weapons etcSciutto comes up with some ways to try to counter shadow war tactics at the end of the book and they seem fairly A Succession of Bad Days good if a biteneric Given that much of the responses are oing to be classified it s not clear how one could ive any very specific recommendations and I think Sciutto is mostly trying to ive civilians a peak at why there should be support for interventions aimed at stopping Russian and Chinese aggression While the book is not politically biased it is definitely on the hawkish side of foreign policy Sciutto does not put much faith in diplomatic negotiations with China and Russia I sometimes think that Sciutto doesn t ive enough credit to US diplomacy with China the rise of China has had many The Great Passage good benefits for the US even if China has not been areat partner but on the specific issues he deals with there are The Beast House / After Midnight good reasons to be skeptical of Chinese and Russian overturesOverall it is aood overview of the tactics used by US adversaries at least in some realms and how the US cannot assume that it will retain technological superiority Written by Jim Sciutto CNN s chief national security corespondent in its first chapters the book promises a lot of exciting revelations about the Shadow War being fought between the Off Leash (Freelance Familiars Book 1) global superpowers on all fronts kamikaze satellites submarine drones laser weapons to name a few Reads incredibly well While the book slows down in the second part androws a bit repetitive it s a must read which will definitely challenge the way you look at lobal politics and current events The sole fact that the Huawei events took place just days after publishing the book shows how relevant it is Shadow War will definitely put those events in a larger context for you. Ukraine to the South China Sea from a sub under the Arctic to unprecedented access to America’s Space Command Sciutto draws on his deep knowledge high level contacts and personal experience as a journalist and diplomat to paint the most comprehensive and vivid picture of a nation targeted by a new and disturbing brand of warfareThankfully America is adapting and fighting back In The Shadow War Sciutto introduces readers to the dizzying array of soldiers sailors submariners and their commanders space engineers computer scientists civilians and senior intelligence officials who are on the front lines of this new kind of forever war Intensive and disturbing this invaluable and important work opens our eyes and makes clear that the war of the future is already he. ,
Thor s critical take on Obama s foreign policy stance on Russia and China And I found myself agreeing with Trump that we need a Space Force I m sure Trump and I disagree on the details but I have done a 180 on my assumptions about conflict in space Those were just two of the issues I changed my mind about while reading this insightful fair and forward looking take on some of the conflicts that will shape the next decades Great read I spent my weekend reading The Shadow War When I would come across a particularly astonishing let s be honest HORRIFYING fact I d share it with my life partner Doug By Sunday afternoon he was saying I m REALLY READY for you to be done with that book Suffice it to say Jim Sciutto s news is Not GoodThe #book came out in May 2019 and I happened to be in DC during the launch of the #came out in May 2019 and I happened to be in DC during the launch of the One Saturday afternoon May 18th Sciutto and Wolf Blitzer both CNN anchorsreporters were speaking at the Newseum about the contents of the book I wandered down to the National Mall and planted myself right in front of these two journalists prepared to listen with rapt attention I took obs of notes You can take the recovering journalist out of reporting but you can t take the reporting out of a recovering journalist Before I d even cracked the pages of the book then I had a few chilling nuggets to look forward to things like1 The shadow war is according to Sciutto when adversarial countries creep alllllll the way up to the line of hostile actions that will bait the United States into a fighting war China and Russia are constantly seeing what they can The Life You Save get away with They are winning this war2 Both China and Russia but especially China are developing kamikaze satellites which can wander over to other satellites and take them out Space warfare is a current andoing concern3 Thankfully Russia and China aren t currently working together although they were still both parties to the Iranian nuclear deal as of May 18 20194 US leaders includingespecially presidents of both parties have totally missed the Tempting Meredith (Lovers and Friends, growing shadow war Trump s efforts though are pushing back than any previous president however Sciutto is uick to note that Trump is entirely missing the Russian front of the shadow war and much of the Chinese front This is not a ringing endorsement of prior presidential administrations5 Former intelligence officials of the highest ranks eg National Security Advisor head of the CIA etc say that some of our wounds are caused by our deep partisan divides and mistrust of one another6 There s a major disconnect between those serving on the front lines they understand what s happening and how high the stakes are and the administrators who oversee them they are cagey and seemingly unconcerned with what s developingI could literally write P A G E S telling you what I found most interesting important horrifying in this book but I d rather you read it It s a uick and easy read and importantly it s a VITAL READ to understand the future of the United States s role internationallyHowever there are two other things that I feel I simply must nod to in this short review7 The ability of Chinese and Russian satellites to disrupt American satellites has massively far reaching conseuences Take for example the GPS system which has 24 satellites that feed information to systems worldwide a massive state of the art technology provided to the world by the US military for free page 159 Should one or of these satellites be taken out the ripple effects would be astronomical Systems affected range from obviously navigational systems for all sorts of vehicles including military craft airplanes etc But less obvious traffic lights and railroad signals would default to red air traffic would be suspended no weather forecasts from NASANOAA disruption of the nation s powerrid and water treatment plants financial markets would be shut down they rely on time provided by GPS to facilitate trading ATMs and credit cards would no longer work Can you see why Doug wanted me to stop reading8 In 20 years as a foreign correspondent Sciutto developed something he called The Police State Playbook a set of actions by overnments that he saw deployed in countries as far flung as Egypt Myanmar Zimbabwe China Russia and elsewhere Those actions include Blame dissent at home on enemies abroad Rally supporters by pointing to perceived past victimization Dismiss dissidents and other critics as traitors Feed the public false information Use fear and hate to justify bad to reprehensible behaviorYeeshYou can Read His Full Piece his full piece the World Affairs Journal if you happen to have an institutional subscription to do so Jim Sciutto presents a solid overview of the shadow war being waged against the United States but offers dangerously militarized solutions that exacerbate the problem I found myself repeatedly frustrated by the author s overt deference to military analysts without regard for other areas of expertise in international relations Sciutto writes as though the threats facing the US from its adversa. Ar which will not be won by those who fail to realize they are fighting it The
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of the understand that while they are unlikely to win a shooting war they have another path to victory And what we see as our reatest strengths open societies military innovation dominance of technology on Earth and in space longstanding leadership in Othello (Shakespeare for Everyone Else, global institutions these countries are undermining or turning into weaknessesIn The Shadow War CNN anchor and chief national security correspondent Jim Sciutto provides us with a revealing and at times disturbinguide to this new international conflict This Shadow War is already the Fit For The Chase; Cars And The Movies greatest threat to America’s national security even though most Americans know little or nothing about it With on theround reporting from.

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