A must read...Shirreff's warnings - veiled as fiction - ring with authenticity, rich in technical details and insight.
The great strength of this tale is that it is told by an insider who really knows. The moral of this story is clear. The relentless hollowing out of the military and defence postures of the west have placed us all in danger. This is a parable with a real message about our general ineptitude in the new realities of hard power...The best piece of super power military fiction since Tom Clancy's The Hunt for Red October. Enjoy this riot of a book. And be very afraid - it really could happen like this.
This piece of "faction" is billed as an urgent warning - it's also an act of near mutiny.
The evil gloating trope is much in evidence in General Sir Richard Shirreff's 2017: War With Russia...a pacy techno-thriller and a clarion call to the West.
We sit on our hands while busy fingers in the East boot up for cyber-war.
Make no mistake: if Russia marches into the Baltics it means nuclear war.
On the brink of WW3? Top NATO official predicts massive global conflict NEXT YEAR.
West and Russia on course for war.
Is Britain headed for nuclear war with Russia NEXT YEAR? Former top Nato official predicts massive global conflict will break out in 2017.
NATO must bolster its military presence in the Baltic states or risk nuclear war, a former general has warned.
The authenticity of the high-level crisis talks withing Nato which Shirreff attended in his past life, is so palpable that it lands this book like a 22lb bass. This and the foreword are reasons enough to buy a copy.
Rarely has as a figure as senior as Sir Richard Shirreff, dared to put his name to as ominous a contingency history as one pictured in 2017 War With Russia. It can't happen? Just like the Anschluss of Crimea, or Brexit? Russia is again ruled by one man alone and President Putin has proved capable of gambling with the fate of his country and peace in Europe. In the guise of fast-paced novel, General Shirreff shows how it could actually be done: the disinformation, the subversion, the order of battle. And how woefully unprepared the free world would be to stand up to such a challenge. His warning should be read not only by anyone interested in fate of the West but, above all, by politicians whose decisions on defence determine our options in future emergencies.