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!Download Pdf ♌ The Shadow War: Inside the Modern-Day Undeclared Battles Waged Against America ♺ CNN s Chief National Security Correspondent reveals the invisible fronts of twenty first century warfare and identifies the ongoing battles being waged often without the public s full knowledge from disinformation campaigns to advanced satellite weaponryThe United States is currently under attack from multiple adversaries yet most Americans have no idea of the dangers threatening us In this eye opening book, military and intelligence expert and seasoned reporter Jim Sciutto traces the expanding web of attacks that together amount to an undeclared but deeply dangerous war on AmericaWith in depth reporting from Ukraine to the South China Sea, Cuba to the earth s atmosphere, unprecedented access to America s Space Command, and new information from inside the intelligence agencies tracking election interference, Sciutto draws on his deep knowledge, high level contacts, and personal experience as a journalist and diplomat to paint the most comprehensive and vivid picture of a nation targeted by a new and disturbing brand of warfareAmerica is engaged in a Shadow War on multiple fronts, with multiple enemies The practitioners include America s most familiar adversaries Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran But unlike conventional warfare, these conflicts are conducted in the shadows, with no formal declaration and often use multiple sources, from influential businessmen and lawyers to hackers And it is happening todayBut America is adapting and fighting back In The Shadow War, Sciutto introduces the dizzying array of soldiers, sailors, submariners and their commanders, space engineers, computer scientists, and civilians who are on the front lines of this new kind of forever war Intensive and disturbing, this invaluable and important work opens our eyes and makes clear that future war is here As an Obama fan, I found myself surprised to agree with the author s critical take on Obama s foreign policy stance on Russia and China And I found myself agreeing with Trump that we need a Space Force I m sure Trump and I disagree on the details, but I have done a 180 on my assumptions about conflict in space Those were just two of the issues I changed my mind about while reading this insightful, fair, and forward looking take on some of the conflicts that will shape the next decades Gre As an Obama fan, I found myself surprised to agree with the author s critical take on Obama s foreign policy stance on Russia and China And I found myself agreeing with Trump that we need a Space Force I m sure Trump and I disagree on the details, but I have done a 180 on my assumptions about conflict in space Those were just two of the issues I changed my mind about while reading this insightful, fair, and forward looking take on some of the conflicts that will shape the next decades Great read It s a very telling question Are we losing a war few of us realize we re fighting Yes, as Jim Sciutto s very detailed and disturbing book reveals, and it s mostly a war without a physical battle but withdevastating potential for disruption of the United States and Western civilization This is the nature of conflict in the 21st century land grabs extending the disputed borders of both Russia and China, exercises in outer space near the satellites we depend on, undersea activity nea It s a very telling question Are we losing a war few of us realize we re fighting Yes, as Jim Sciutto s very detailed and disturbing book reveals, and it s mostly a war without a physical battle but withdevastating potential for disruption of the United States and Western civilization This is the nature of conflict in the 21st century land grabs extending the disputed borders of both Russia and China, exercises in outer space near the satellites we depend on, undersea activity near the Trans Atlantic cable network linking the U.S, with Europe, divisive propaganda on social media and possible election tampering, cyber theft by China of U.S technical property and blueprints it s all detailed and documented here More than just a well researched documentation of these acts calculated to undermine and discredit the United States, Sciutto also provides analysis, detailing the lessons learned from the various acts of the Shadow War, and proposing a nine step plan of preparation, defense, and counter measures Here s hoping the right people in government pay attention to this important book and heed the warning signs After twenty years covering foreign affairs in the world, Sciutto noticed some similarities in authoritarian stares and wrote an article titled The Police State Playbook In many instances counties like Russia, China, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and Syria mimicked each other, and too many of those similarities seem to me like they are no longer far from home Sciutto writes The playbook went something like this They each blamed any dissent at home on enemies abroad They each pointed to perceived victimization in the past to rally their people to a common cause today They each dismissed dissidents and other critics as traitors They each fed their population false information And, together, they justified whole host of bad to reprehensible behaviors on the raw emotions of fear and hate According to Sciutto, behind the scenes the military and intelligence agencies within the U.S government are aware of Russian and Chinese interference and are keeping tabs on these activities However, there is no official federal program to address the problems directly I m especially concerned that the upcoming 2020 elections will be truly fair and honest.We need leadership on this issue so that these agencies can respond appropriately, and that leadership is lacking from the Trump administration President Trump downplays Russia s tampering and does not call them out, even disputing the assessments of United States intelligence services He seems to think that these authoritarian leaders like Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and Kim Jong un are his friends The Trump Administration should be at the forefront of developing a strategy for responding to Russian and Chinese efforts to undermine The United States One can only hope This is an important book The author is a CNN reporter who has been to many places, and even went to the freezing Artic in a nuclear submarine and spoke to the naval officers This is quite an eye opening report The world has morphed into a phase where Great Powers fight shadow wars with each other 1 Russian annexation of Crimea with the little green men Ultimately a Malaysian civilian aeroplane was tragically shot down 2 China building a naval base on an artificial island 3 China hacked into Boeing and others to The author is a CNN reporter who has been to many places, and even went to the freezing Artic in a nuclear submarine and spoke to the naval officers This is quite an eye opening report The world has morphed into a phase where Great Powers fight shadow wars with each other 1 Russian annexation of Crimea with the little green men Ultimately a Malaysian civilian aeroplane was tragically shot down 2 China building a naval base on an artificial island 3 China hacked into Boeing and others to steal secrets of F35.4 Russian hackers stole DNC and Clinton emails through phishing 5 Russia has 15 military ice breakers, America 0 That is the new frontier 6 Space war Russia s kamikaze satellite, China s kidnaper satellite, their anti satellite missiles can all know out the global GPS system which is important not only for location, but synchronised firing of weapons 7 China and Russia s supersonic anti ship weapons 8 Russian poisoning of dissidents in UK soil 9 Russian hacking of Estonia What to do 1 Design space and Artic weapons 2 Warn and show of force to China and Russia 3 Work with allies 4 Invest inand better weapons This is exactly Thucydides trap So both sides would developandlethal weapons, fearing the other side will get an upper hand Hopefully the day of actual war will never come This was an interesting read Sciutto has criticisms of both the Obama and Trump administrations handling of foreign policy, and I don t think the book is particularly biased on a Republican Democrat spectrum It reads fairly well, though there are some repetitive passages The book basically goes over the many provocative things Russia and China have been doing for the past 30 years, and explaining how the US has not come up with great ways of dealing with the aggressions The Shadow War is This was an interesting read Sciutto has criticisms of both the Obama and Trump administrations handling of foreign policy, and I don t think the book is particularly biased on a Republican Democrat spectrum It reads fairly well, though there are some repetitive passages The book basically goes over the many provocative things Russia and China have been doing for the past 30 years, and explaining how the US has not come up with great ways of dealing with the aggressions The Shadow War is not really war, but aggressive moves that are aimed at not starting a shooting war Sciutto goes over Ukraine, Crimea, and election interference and hacking for Russia For China, the islands of the South China Sea, hacking, and stealing of intellectual property The book also gives a good overview of the upgrades in conventional forces that China and Russia have been doing, and in what I think is the best parts, explains the dangers of a war in space that is, of satellites being attacked or attacking other satellites.If you have followed foreign policy news, these provocations should not be new, but Sciutto does a good job explaining how they can be interpreted I think his explanations and analysis of the problems of militarizing space are definitely the best part of the book There are not really great solutions to this problem, since if Russia and China use satellite destroyers, the US does not have a great reply Yet, if the US makes its own satellite destroyers, then Russia and China will definitely makespace weapons, etc.Sciutto comes up with some ways to try to counter shadow war tactics at the end of the book, and they seem fairly good if a bit generic Given that much of the responses are going to be classified, it s not clear how one could give any very specific recommendations, and I think Sciutto is mostly trying to give civilians a peak at why there should be support for interventions aimed at stopping Russian and Chinese aggression While the book is not politically biased, it is definitelyon the hawkish side of foreign policy Sciutto does not put much faith in diplomatic negotiations with China and Russia I sometimes think that Sciutto doesn t give enough credit to US diplomacy with China the rise of China has had many good benefits for the US, even if China has not been a great partner , but on the specific issues he deals with there are good reasons to be skeptical of Chinese and Russian overtures.Overall, it is a good overview of the tactics used by US adversaries at least in some realms and how the US cannot assume that it will retain technological superiority Not a good book but excellent newspaper article just longer It deals with current situation so it has and Expiration date 2019 I spent my weekend reading The Shadow War When I would come across a particularly astonishing let s be honest HORRIFYING fact, I d share it with my life partner Doug By Sunday afternoon, he was saying, I m REALLY READY for you to be done with that book Suffice it to say, Jim Sciutto s news is Not Good.The book came out in May 2019, and I happened to be in DC during the launch of the book One Saturday afternoon May 18th , Sciutto and Wolf Blitzer both CNN anchors reporters were spe I spent my weekend reading The Shadow War When I would come across a particularly astonishing let s be honest HORRIFYING fact, I d share it with my life partner Doug By Sunday afternoon, he was saying, I m REALLY READY for you to be done with that book Suffice it to say, Jim Sciutto s news is Not Good.The book came out in May 2019, and I happened to be in DC during the launch of the book One Saturday afternoon May 18th , Sciutto and Wolf Blitzer both CNN anchors reporters were speaking at the Newseum about the contents of the book I wandered down to the National Mall and planted myself right in front of these two journalists, prepared to listen with rapt attention I took gobs of notes You can take the recovering journalist out of reporting, but you can t take the reporting out of a recovering journalist Before I d even cracked the pages of the book, then, I had a few chilling nuggets to look forward to, things like 1 The shadow war is, according to Sciutto, when adversarial countries creep alllllll the way up to the line of hostile actions that will bait the United States into a fighting war China and Russia are constantly seeing what they can get away with They are winning this war.2 Both China and Russia but especially China are developing kamikaze satellites, which can wander over to other satellites and take them out Space warfare is a current and going concern.3 Thankfully, Russia and China aren t currently working together, although they were still both parties to the Iranian nuclear deal as of May 18, 2019.4 US leaders, including especially presidents, of both parties have totally missed the growing shadow war Trump s efforts, though, are pushing backthan any previous president however, Sciutto is quick to note that Trump is entirely missing the Russian front of the shadow war and much of the Chinese front This is not a ringing endorsement of prior presidential administrations 5 Former intelligence officials of the highest ranks e.g., National Security Advisor, head of the CIA, etc say that some of our wounds are caused by our deep partisan divides and mistrust of one another.6 There s a major disconnect between those serving on the front lines they understand what s happening and how high the stakes are and the administrators who oversee them they are cagey and seemingly unconcerned with what s developing.I could literally write P A G E S telling you what I found most interesting important horrifying in this book, but I d rather you read it It s a quick and easy read, andimportantly, it s a VITAL READ to understand the future of the United States s role internationally.However, there are two other things that I feel I simply must nod to in this short review 7 The ability of Chinese and Russian satellites to disrupt American satellites has massively far reaching consequences Take, for example, the GPS system, which has 24 satellites that feed information to systems worldwide a massive, state of the art technology provided to the world by the US military for free page 159 Should one orof these satellites be taken out, the ripple effects would be astronomical Systems affected range from obviously navigational systems for all sorts of vehicles, including military craft, airplanes, etc But less obvious traffic lights and railroad signals would default to red air traffic would be suspended noweather forecasts from NASA NOAA disruption of the nation s power grid and water treatment plants financial markets would be shut down they rely on time provided by GPS to facilitate trading ATMs and credit cards would no longer work Can you see why Doug wanted me to stop reading 8 In 20 years as a foreign correspondent, Sciutto developed something he called The Police State Playbook a set of actions by governments that he saw deployed in countries as far flung as Egypt, Myanmar, Zimbabwe, China, Russia, and elsewhere Those actions include Blame dissent at home on enemies abroad Rally supporters by pointing to perceived past victimization Dismiss dissidents and other critics as traitors Feed the public false information Use fear and hate to justify bad to reprehensible behavior.Yeesh You can read his full piece in the World Affairs Journal, if you happen to have an institutional subscription to do so Good reporting Essentially a series of long form articles on different national security topics and aimed at the general public. Informative and interesting, but paints a dangerously incomplete picture of the world Jim Sciutto s book is a very interesting look at the tactics employed by two of America s rivals Russia China to challenge American global dominance Sciutto s theory is that both nations are employing a form of assymetric warfare designed to challenge US interests, but to stay below the threshold that would elicit a powerful presumably military response In order to support this idea, he cites sever Informative and interesting, but paints a dangerously incomplete picture of the world Jim Sciutto s book is a very interesting look at the tactics employed by two of America s rivals Russia China to challenge American global dominance Sciutto s theory is that both nations are employing a form of assymetric warfare designed to challenge US interests, but to stay below the threshold that would elicit a powerful presumably military response In order to support this idea, he cites several different incidents from China s expansion in the South China sea, where he paints a picture of the transformation and militarization of the region by China over the last decade to the Ukraine, where Russia very successfully employed proxies to manipulate the situation towards their interests Throughout the narration, he builds a convincing case that these two countries are indeed violating what he defines as the rules based global order , led by the United States There is a compelling amount of evidence to demonstrate both that this is happening, and that the US response to it has been inadequate.However, this is ultimately a superficial examination of world events, because the author seems to be under the delusion that these are exceptional actions, rather than simply tools of statecraft used by almost all global players foremost among them the United States itself Russia s use of proxies in the Ukraine follows exactly the template the US set in Libya and Syria, except that the Russians werecommitted to the operation due to geographical closeness, and therebysuccessful China s militarization of the South China sea and aggressive ramp up of military spending deserves scrutiny, but it must be viewed in context China s military spending is still only 1 5th that of the United States and both past and current US administrations have made plenty of noises that would make any competitor nervous and inclined to increase their military budget The author s portrayal of these two nations as the primary obstacle to world peace is simply not believable for most people who live outside US borders Global polls, even during the Obama era, consistently showed that Russia and China are seen as less of a threat to world peace than the US.Additionally, all the solutions proposed by the author fall right into the category described by Ronan Farrow as mil think an approach to solving conflicts that is primarily military, rather than diplomatic in nature Sciutto s selection of who he interviews is consistent with this, as his selections generally involve the people whose job it is to be paranoid about security again, it is reasonable to interview people in security and threat assessment, but interviewing only these people without gathering the thoughts of diplomats is a glaring error Thus, almost all the proposed solutions involve escalations in military pressure by the United States, ordrastic sanctions neither of which are likely to garner any degree of public support from an already war weary general electorate.All in all, this is an informative book to read, but it paints a disturbingly inaccurate view of the world and involves almost no reflection on what our place in the world ought to be Instead, much like former President George W Bush, it attempts to neatly divide the world into good and evil forces, and attempts to ask the question, How should we respond to these evil people attacking us It answers that question well, but the flawed premise of that line of questioning remains unexamined.The book is still worth reading, as it is an entertaining and informative look at the tools of statecraft employed by our rivals, but I d highly recommend reading two other books first 1 Ben Rhodes The World as it is an excellent memoir of the State Department during the Obama administration and 2 Ronan Farrow s War on Peace The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence about the decline of what used to be the world s most powerful effective diplomatic machine the US State Department Without that background reading, this book will likely just lead you into a state of mindless jingoism, the results of which were clearly seen during the Bush administration years The world cannot be neatly divided into forces of good and evil, no matter how hard security experts try to convince you otherwise Written by Jim Sciutto, CNN s chief national security corespondent, in its first chapters the book promises a lot of exciting revelations about the Shadow War being fought between the global superpowers on all fronts kamikaze satellites, submarine drones, laser weapons to name a few Reads incredibly well While the book slows down in the second part and grows a bit repetitive, it s a must read which will definitely challenge the way you look at global politics and current events The sole f Written by Jim Sciutto, CNN s chief national security corespondent, in its first chapters the book promises a lot of exciting revelations about the Shadow War being fought between the global superpowers on all fronts kamikaze satellites, submarine drones, laser weapons to name a few Reads incredibly well While the book slows down in the second part and grows a bit repetitive, it s a must read which will definitely challenge the way you look at global politics and current events The sole fact that the Huawei events took place just days after publishing the book shows how relevant it is Shadow War will definitely put those events in a larger context for you