The New Tactics of Global War
Reflections on the Changing Balance of Power in the Final Days of Peace
by J.R. Nyquist
In 1991, the Cold War ended. Yet today’s news is filled with stories of Russian military moves, battles and territorial annexations. A new Cold War has begun. In August 2008, Russia invaded Georgia and annexed Abkhazia and South Ossetia. In March 2014, Russia invaded and annexed Crimea. The Russian military, once considered backward and demoralized, now deploys the world’s most advanced weapons: the Armata Tank, the SS-27 Road Mobile ICBM, and the S-500 ABM. These are weapons with war-winning potential. Why is Russia building them? Why does Russian President Vladimir Putin boast that he can occupy five NATO capitals in two days? The Russian press vilifies America even as America’s armed forces continue to shrink under an administration that has overseen the greatest weakening of U.S. military capability since World War II. While Gen. Joseph Dunford tells a congressional committee that Russia is an “existential threat” to the United States, the White House and State Department deny any significant threat whatsoever.
“The New Tactics of Global War” explains what happened at the end of the Cold War and why Russia remains the number one threat to the United States. Americans never fully understood the old Soviet Union and they are far from understanding today’s Russia. The moves and counter-moves of the present crisis stem from a long-running deception game – the only game Russia’s security structures know how to play. The authors investigate this game, allowing the reader to understand the “mind of the enemy.”
Benjamin Baruch is the author of “The Day of the Lord is at Hand” and three other books. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Public Account. He studied international Finance & Economics at UCLA and did graduate studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
J.R. Nyquist is the author of three books including “Origins of the Fourth World War”. He has served as a contributing editor for Dispatches Magazine, WorldNetDaily, Newsmax and SierraTimes, and for 12 years wrote for FinancialSense Online. He is also a Senior Fellow of Political Science at the Inter-American Institute.