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What the Hell Is Going On - American Enterprise Institute 21st April 2021
WTH will the next world war look like? Adm. James Stavridis and Elliot Ackerman imagine war with China in 2034, and it’s not pretty for America
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WTH will the next world war look like? Adm. James Stavridis and Elliot Ackerman imagine war with China in 2034, and it’s not pretty for America

Is a major war with China inevitable? How can the United States prepare for the changing nature of conflict? In their new book, Admiral James Stavridis and Elliot Ackerman warn of a cataclysmic war between the US and China in the South China Sea. “2034: A Novel of the Next World War” also explores America’s weaknesses and the growing role of technology in future armed conflict.

Adm. Stavridis and Ackerman joined Dany and Marc to discuss their book, future foreign policy threats, and the need to reassess America’s technological capabilities. They also talk about policymakers’ failure of imagination, which left the country unprepared for tragedies such as 9/11 and Covid-19.  


Admiral James Stavridis is a retired four-star naval officer. He also served as Supreme Allied Commander at NATO and previously commanded US Southern Command. Elliot Ackerman is the author of four novels. He is both a former White House Fellow and Marine, and served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.


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