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Published: 03 March 2020

336 Pages | 15 illustrations

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190265687

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The Dragons and the Snakes

How the Rest Learned to Fight the West

David Kilcullen

  • Includes a detailed theory of military evolution applying Darwinian natural selection, artificial selection, social learning and institutional adaptation
  • The first work to put forward a unified theory of how both state and non-state threats overlap and intersect in the modern threat environment
  • Advances detailed proposals on how to get ahead of the adaptation curve and build a viable national security approach in the future

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