Conflict: The Evolution of Warfare From 1945 to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine
The Evolution of Warfare From 1945 to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine.
A major new history of war by historian Andrew Roberts and General David Petraeus, former commander of the US-led coalition in Iraq and Afghanistan and former director of the CIA.
In Conflict, co-authors General David Petraeus, former commander of the US-led coalition in both Iraq and Afghanistan and former Director of the CIA, and the military historian Professor Andrew Roberts, identify what were the lessons that Putin ought to have learned, and explain how not putting them into practice has led to profound strategic and tactical problems in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Petraeus and Roberts unite their different areas of expertise to explain how warfare has changed since World War Two, how statesmen and generals have adapted to various new weapon systems, theories and strategies in the fighting of wars. They reflect on the way that the Russian High Command has consistently ignored these and many other lessons in Ukraine.
Roberts’ skills as a bestselling historian and Petraeus’ vast experience as both battlefield commander and unrivalled strategist combine to make Conflict a landmark contribution to global military history.