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Book Review: The Economist’s Modern Warfare, Intelligence and Deterrence

This collection of previously-published essays by Economist reporters is a useful primer on modern warfare. It covers a wide range of topics, from technology to intelligence. If there’s a downside, it’s that Economist articles — and therefore the book’s chapters — tend to be fairly general, and reported by generalist writers. So small but annoying errors can creep into the text. For example, the Global Hawk drone is not “the world’s fastest,” as stated on page 99. Far from it. The Global Hawk is subsonic. Other drone designs are capable of speeds exceeding Mach 5. That said, as an entry into the practice and theory of modern war, the book’s not bad at all.

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