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by Tony Zinni,Tony Koltz,Tom Clancy

ISBN: 1403971749
ISBN13: 978-1403971746
Language: English
Publisher: St. Martin's Press (April 4, 2006)
Pages: 256
Category: Politics and Government
Subategory: Sociology

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Rating: 4.7
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The Battle for Peace is a short book with big print, but it's the content that counts. And General Zinni provides a compelling case for changes in our diplomacy, military, organizational structure, and decision-making, and actions

The Battle for Peace is a short book with big print, but it's the content that counts. And General Zinni provides a compelling case for changes in our diplomacy, military, organizational structure, and decision-making, and actions. The general tells us that most of our structures such as FBI and CIA and Homeland Security are based on a WW II model that worked well against belligerant states, but is ineffective against NGO's or non-governmental organizations.

Tony Zinni has served on the frontlines of war and peace-as a Marine in Vietnam, commander of troops in the Middle . An extremely direct, intelligent and nonpartisan assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of American governmental structure and foreign policy.

Tony Zinni has served on the frontlines of war and peace-as a Marine in Vietnam, commander of troops in the Middle East, an. .

Tony Zinni commands attention on the battlefield, at peace talks, in politics, and across the media spectrum. The Battle for Peace. A Frontline Vision of America's Power and Purpose. General Tony Zinni (Re. and Tony Koltz; Foreword by Tom Clancy. St. Martin's Griffin.

America's power & purpose - In the foxhole - Beyond checkpoint Charlie - The new face of war - Colliding worlds - Stovepipes - Strategy - From strategy to foxholes - On the front lines of peace - The battle for peace. A former military commander argues that America is threatened more by the global conditions that lead to terrorism than by terrorism itself and makes recommendations on how the United States can promote a more stable and peaceful world.

The Battle for Peace book. Widely acclaimed for its Tony Zinni commands attention on the battlefield, at peace talks, in politics, and across the media spectrum. When he stood up and called for Donald Rumsfeld's resignation in 2006, the media paid attention, and when The Battle for Peace was published, the media-and the American public-applauded its bold new vision of America's role in the world.

By General Tony Zinni and Tony Koltz. No one was more prescient about the problems that could ensue from the present Bush administration's invasion of Iraq than General Tony Zinni, the former commander in chief of . Central Command, or Centcom, and President George W. Bush's former envoy to the Middle East. In "Battle Ready," the 2004 nonfiction book he did with Tom Clancy, Zinni reflected that "in the lead-up to the Iraq war and its later conduct, I saw, at a minimum, true dereliction, negligence and irresponsibility; at worst, lying, incompetence and corruption.

The Battle for Peace: A Frontline Vision of America's Power and Purpose. by Tony Zinni and Tony Koltz. Now a New York Times Bestseller! Tony Zinni has served on the frontlines of war and peace-as a Marine in Vietnam, commander of troops in the Middle East, and diplomatic envoy

Tony Zinni commands attention on the battlefield, at peace talks, in politics, and across the media spectrum. When he stood up and called for Donald Rumsfeld's resignation in 2006, the media paid attention, and when The Battle for Peace was published, the media-and the American public-applauded its bold new vision of America's role in the world

He has a new book out that he has co-authored with Tony Koltz, called The Battle for Peace: The Frontline Vision of America’s Power and Purpose. His previous book, Battle Ready, co-authored with Tom Clancy, was a New York Times bestseller

He has a new book out that he has co-authored with Tony Koltz, called The Battle for Peace: The Frontline Vision of America’s Power and Purpose. His previous book, Battle Ready, co-authored with Tom Clancy, was a New York Times bestseller. Let me just summarize a couple of points I take out of the book, which is a broad look at .

Description: America's Power and Purpose In the Foxhole Beyond Checkpoint Charlie The New . Like New dust jacket. Signed/Inscribed by Zinni on front endpage.

Description: America's Power and Purpose In the Foxhole Beyond Checkpoint Charlie The New Face of War Colliding Worlds Stovepipes Strategy From Strategy to Foxholes On the Frontlines of Peace The Battle for Peace America's Power and Purpose In the Foxhole Beyond Checkpoint Charlie The New Face of War Colliding Worlds Stovepipes Strategy From Strategy to Foxholes On the Frontlines of Peace .

Now a New York Times Bestseller!

Tony Zinni has served on the frontlines of war and peace--as a Marine in Vietnam, commander of troops in the Middle East, and diplomatic envoy. His wealth of experience provides fascinating insight into how the world works and a sweeping vision of America's role in it. Zinni argues that the roots of the world's growing turmoil are not being addressed and that America's aggressive confidence is making it worse--with potentially devastating implications for the safety of Americans. From the foxhole to the White House, Zinni's first-hand experience informs his view of how America can promote a more stable and peaceful world through realism and pragmatic cooperation with other peoples and states.

Comments:
Acebiolane
Zinni (with Koltz) surprised me with this read. I had not expected him to be so open-minded and practical in his approach. Instead of pointing fingers (no more than 3 or 4 times) without offering solutions, here he IS offering solutions, and not half-hearted or vague ones, but well thought-out and capable ones.

In the beginning I was a little thrown off by some parts that seem to say "Hey look at me, I, Zinni, am great, I did this and that", but it does relay to the casual reader his credentials and knowledge on what he's writing.

His focus is more on global policy, with some changes (although not small) to some of the departmental structuring in the American government. Some topics he tackles are the "Stove Pipe Effect " (no cross-talk between intelligence agencies, leaving us blind-sided), moving away from the Cold War-Era military framework, and the ignorance to any REAL civic response to global crisis.

Worth reading, for anyone and everyone that believes America needs to adapt. Written without partisanship or superfluous chatter.

Even though Tom Clancy is a top-notch military historians, I found his forward to be completely unnecessary, why would he need that extra credibility? Should be apparent by his (Zinni's) roles and experience.

Kigabar
This is a great book about military strategy

Gribandis
Gen Zinni's book is a timely overview of current US global engagement strategy. He provides clear examples of inconsistencies in US international engagement and makes several straightforward suggestions for improved coordination and execution of American foreign policy and national strategy. He shows why the US MUST stay globally engaged and that to revert to isolationism would be catastrophic and costly.

ALAN
There are many things wrong with the thinking of high level officials in our government that would be corrected if they followed the advice offered by General Tony Zinni in his book. This is a must read for all American citizens.

Vizuru
The suggestions put forward by Gen Zinni are interesting but:

1) They sound like Nation Building 101 - this we do not do.

2) If his remarks are aimed at the current Administration he may as well forget it. Bush and Co. have no interest in listening to other people's suggestions as they consider this to be "unpatriotic" - they, and only they, know best or so they think.

Watikalate
The Battle for Peace is a short book with big print, but it's the content that counts. And General Zinni provides a compelling case for changes in our diplomacy, military, organizational structure, and decision-making, and actions.

The general tells us that most of our structures such as FBI and CIA and Homeland Security are based on a WW II model that worked well against belligerant states, but is ineffective against NGO's or non-governmental organizations. For this, Zinni says that we must restructure and share information rather than fight turf wars within our governmental agencies. He provides numerous examples of how this might succeed.

General Zinni also sees a different role for the military which is also based on a WW II model of battalions, squadrons and air wings built to fight conventional forces of nation states. He sees the military becoming more involved in attempting to understand the history, culture, geography, and "material traits" of societies who are our potential enemies--or allies. By doing this, the general contends, our military will win the battles for peace rather than have to win a battle of war.

Using his model he compares the actions of the Bush administration's policies and diplomacy. Without rancor, but lacking in subtlty, he is critical of the administration's policy, planning, lack of containment and stabilization, and doctored intelligence.

In reviewing this easy-to-understand primer of international relations and diplomacy, it was difficult not to make comparisons with other books I've read where "Americanist" authors ridiculed the third world as the "turd world," or the author who suggested that we "convert all the Muslims to Christianity," or the one who wants us delivered from evil. The scholarship between Zinni and these authors I have alluded to is breathtakingly wide. Next to his thinking, their pronouncements seem childish, even a bit zanny compared to Zinni. (Sorry.) And none of these authors can resort to name-calling or questioning the patriotism of a general who is highly decorated, achieved four stars in a rank-stingy service, and has more time in the "chow line" than all of them put together have in the military, which is zero.

General Zinni is crystal clear that his understanding for his potential or actual enemies is not an appeasement. "That is not to say that knowing is forgiving. I don't buy that fallacy. Understanding may bring revulsion, and contempt. Knowing evil doesn't make evil less evil. Sitting down at a table with insurgents doesn't gurarantee my sympathy for them or for their cause. Some of them perform acts that we can never accept. Some evil is absolute; it puts the evildoer beyond the pale. We absolutely can't deal with some people."

In order to survive and lead, we must revise our infrastructure, share information laterally, eliminate "stovepipe" or top-down structures, understand our allies and enemies, negotiate, assist, plan, listen, learn about other cultures, and attack instability whereever it appears. This, Zinni contends will benefit all Americans at home. He also believes that truth, justice, and the American way are good for Americans. But the American way is not the way for everybody. Some will not embrace a democratic form of government.

Too bad no one read this book before we jumped into Iraq. Maybe we would have learned something more profound than that our enemies hate us because they hate our freedoms.

Maybe it's time we start to think outside the box.

great ant
I'm a big fan of GEN Zinni, having first heard him speak during a video presentation about Somalia in 1998. I had high hopes for this book, and expected to learn something new about the security environment of the United States in the 21st Century. Instead, the book reads like a summation of Thomas Barnett's "The Pentagon's New Map" and "A Blueprint for Action". War in the context of everything else, new rule sets, the Leviathan Force/Sys Admin concept, Functioning Core/Non-integrated Gap comparisons, all these concepts are presented in "The Battle for Peace", just under different names. The concepts are made particularly relevant by the breadth and depth of GEN Zinni's experience as a Marine, Joint Warrior, and diplomat, but the content is basically the same. I found myself wanting something more.

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