• The Strategy of Denial

  • American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict
  • By: Elbridge A. Colby
  • Narrated by: Mike Lenz
  • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (45 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Why and how America's defense strategy must change in light of China's power and ambition.

Elbridge A. Colby was the lead architect of the 2018 National Defense Strategy, the most significant revision of US defense strategy in a generation. Here he lays out how America's defense must change to address China's growing power and ambition. Based firmly in the realist tradition but deeply engaged in current policy, this book offers a clear framework for what America's goals in confronting China must be, how its military strategy must change, and how it must prioritize these goals over its lesser interests.

The most informed and in-depth reappraisal of America's defense strategy in decades, this book outlines a rigorous but practical approach, showing how the United States can prepare to win a war with China that we cannot afford to lose - precisely in order to deter that war from happening.

©2021 Elbridge A. Colby (P)2021 Tantor

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Powerful and persuasive

Very thorough, very logical, and very scary!—hopefully the US is up to the task outlined by this very serious scholar of defense strategy—for all our sakes…..

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Okay overview

Very basic overview of the situation in the Pacific. If you have no background on the subject this is a good starting point. Very disappointing in the aspect that it is very broad and offers nothing besides the top strategic view. The narrator was also very slow, to the point it was impossible to listen at less than a 1.25 rate.