A must-read for anyone interested in military might--and how it can help
us maintain the edge we need in this treacherous age. --Walter Russell
Mead, Wall Street Journal In The Big Stick, Eliot A. Cohen argues that hard
power is essential to cope with the challenge of an ambitious and well-
armed China, the continuing threat from violent jihadists, the rise of
revisionist states such as Russia, and the problems posed by ungoverned
areas from outer space to cyberspace. It is a clear-eyed account of what
military means can and--equally important--cannot do, the lessons of recent
wars, and how soft power can supplement, but never fully replace, armed

Eliot A. Cohen—The Big Stick - The Limits Of Soft Power And The Necessity Of Mi

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