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Before the First Shots Are Fired - How America Can Win or Lose Off the Battlefield

Tony Zinni

For the better part of the last half century, the United States has been the world's police, claiming to defend ideologies, allies, and our national security through brute force. But is military action always the most appropriate response? Drawing on his vast experience, retired four-star general Tony Zinni argues that we have a lot of work to do to make the process of going to war-or not-more clear-eyed and ultimately successful. He examines the relationship between the executive and the military; the challenges of working with the UN, coalition forces, and NATO; and the difficult choices that need to be made to create tomorrow's military. Among his provocative points: From the Oval Office to the battlefield, Before the First Shots Are Fired is a hard-hitting analysis of the history of America's use of military action and a spirited call for change.

For the better part of the last half century, the United States has been the world's police, claiming to defend ideologies, allies, and our national security through brute force. But is military action always the most appropriate response? Drawing on his vast experience, retired four-star general Tony Zinni argues that we have a lot of work to do to make the process of going to war-or not-more clear-eyed and ultimately successful. He examines the relationship between the executive and the military; the challenges of working with the UN, coalition forces, and NATO; and the difficult choices that need to be made to create tomorrow's military. Among his provocative points: From the Oval Office to the battlefield, Before the First Shots Are Fired is a hard-hitting analysis of the history of America's use of military action and a spirited call for change.
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Genres:

History

Description:

For the better part of the last half century, the United States has been the world's police, claiming to defend ideologies, allies, and our national security through brute force. But is military action always the most appropriate response? Drawing on his vast experience, retired four-star general Tony Zinni argues that we have a lot of work to do to make the process of going to war-or not-more clear-eyed and ultimately successful. He examines the relationship between the executive and the military; the challenges of working with the UN, coalition forces, and NATO; and the difficult choices that need to be made to create tomorrow's military. Among his provocative points: From the Oval Office to the battlefield, Before the First Shots Are Fired is a hard-hitting analysis of the history of America's use of military action and a spirited call for change.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tony Koltz, Johnny Heller

Length:

8h 25m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

03:38


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

50:03


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

38:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

57:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

42:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

56:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

49:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

35:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

45:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

33:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

39:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:39