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Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World

Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World

Written by H. R. McMaster

Narrated by H. R. McMaster


Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World

Written by H. R. McMaster

Narrated by H. R. McMaster

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4.5/5 (15 ratings)
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17 hours
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Released:
Sep 22, 2020
ISBN:
9780062899491
Format:
Audiobook

Description

From Lt. General H.R. McMaster, U.S. Army, ret., the former National Security Advisor and author of the bestselling classic Dereliction of Duty, comes a bold and provocative re-examination of the most critical foreign policy and national security challenges that face the United States, and an urgent call to compete to preserve America’s standing and security.

Across multiple administrations since the end of the Cold War, American foreign policy has been misconceived, inconsistent, and poorly implemented. As a result, America and the free world have fallen behind rivals in power and influence. Meanwhile threats to security, freedom, and prosperity, such as nuclear proliferation and jihadist terrorism have grown. In BATTLEGROUNDS, H.R. McMaster describes efforts to reassess and fundamentally shift policies while he was National Security Advisor. And he provides a clear pathway forward to improve strategic competence and prevail in complex competitions against our adversaries.

BATTLEGROUNDS is a groundbreaking reassessment of America’s place in the world, drawing from McMaster’s long engagement with these issues, including 34 years of service in the U.S. Army with multiple tours of duty in battlegrounds overseas and his 13 months as National Security Advisor in the Trump White House. It is also a powerful call for Americans and citizens of the free world to transcend the vitriol of partisan political discourse, better educate themselves about the most significant challenges to national and international security and work together to secure peace and prosperity for future generations. 

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Publisher:
Released:
Sep 22, 2020
ISBN:
9780062899491
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

H. R. McMaster is the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Stanford University. He is also the Susan and Bernard Liautaud Fellow at The Freeman Spogli Institute and Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He serves as chairman of the advisory board of the Center on Military and Political Power at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Japan Chair at the Hudson Institute. A native of Philadelphia, H.R. graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1984. He served as a U.S. Army officer for thirty-four years and retired as a lieutenant general in 2018. He remained on active duty while serving as the twenty-sixth assistant to the president for national security affairs. He taught history at West Point and holds a PhD in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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  • (5/5)
    This book is extremely informative! I nominate him to be our next president!
  • (5/5)
    An incredibly important book about embracing strategic empathy instead of strategic narcissism. About embracing the study of history. About the incredible importance of national security, something that isn't often analyzed rigorously by everyday people. Read the article by Xiyue Wang, who was taken hostage by Iran. I would have characterized myself as a noninterventionist before reading, but this book made me understand much more deeply. It's not about being dovish or hawkish. It's about empathy and focusing on truth