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The Return of Mercenaries, Non-State Conflict, and More Predictions for the Future of Warfare

Private armies were the norm in most of military history, and they’re making a big comeback

EEverywhere around the world, the nature of war is changing, and the West is failing to adapt. Western powers are already losing on the margins to threats…



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Sean McFate

Author, novelist and foreign policy expert. His latest book THE NEW RULES OF WAR asks why we no longer win wars, and then explains how we can.