Future War: Preparing for the New Global Battlefield
- Air, Ground, & Naval Warfare, Modern Warfare, Best of 2017
Battles fought in cyberspace. Biologically enhanced soldiers. Autonomous systems that can strike violently before a human being can blink. The war of the future is almost here-and this compelling book takes us to the cutting edge.
Robert Latiff has spent a career in the military researching and developing new combat technologies, and here he maps out the changing ways of war and the weapons we will use to fight them. Along the way, he offers a prescient and urgent look at the profound ramifications of these changes, and what it will mean in the future to be a soldier.
Future War issues a bold wake-up call to military planners and weapons technologists, decision makers, and the nation as a whole as we prepare for a very different future.
"In a lucid and powerful volume, Robert Latiff outlines what is coming in the conduct of global conflict-from cyber to bioengineering, from artificial intelligence to stealth. His vision is clear and his message chilling: a must read for strategists and military practitioners."-Adm. James Stavridis, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander
"A thoughtful and thought-provoking book that addresses a range of political and sociological issues beyond what the title Future War infers. It comports with the highest tradition of ‘truth to power.' A compelling book."-Honorable James R. Clapper, former U.S. Director of National Intelligence
"‘Our nation has a serious problem,' Robert Latiff writes in Future War. ‘Technology is moving so fast that few can understand it.' This is the core challenge to which the author brings his valuable twin perspective as an Air Force general and a teacher on ethics and values. His book is a useful guide to weighing the many dilemmas that won't go away anytime soon, the moral implications of our changing weapons and changing wars"-P. W. Singer, author of Wired for War
"Future War is a cri de coeur by an eminently qualified author urgently calling us to our senses to recognize the leaching of ethics and humanity from an increasingly autonomic and remote form of warfare. A must read."-Vint Cerf, co-inventor of the Internet
About the Author
Robert H. Latiff retired from the U.S. Air Force as a major general in 2006. He is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Notre Dame and is the director of Intelligence Community Programs at George Mason University's School of Engineering.
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||September 26, 2017|