Goliath argues that everything you think you know about war is wrong.
War is timeless. Some things change - weapons, tactics, leadership - but our desire to go into battle does not. We are in the midst of an age of conflict: global terrorism, Russia's resurgence and China's rise, international criminal empires, climate change and dwindling natural resources.
‘[This] iconoclastic book is being hailed by radicals as a wake-up call to governments and armed forces everywhere, to stop doing all the wrong things; the start doing a few right ones…McFate’s book is wilfully sensationalist, but much of what he says convinces…McFate is right…if we go on fighting our wars the old way, we shall go on losing them’ MAX HASTINGS, THE SUNDAY TIMES