Yes, say bestselling authors Jed Babbin (former deputy undersecretary of defense) and Edward Timperlake (veteran defense analyst) in this riveting new book that takes you from the latest developments in Chinas quest to become a superpower to the possible battlefields of what might become World War III.
Babbin and Timperlake unveil Chinas aggressive military buildup (more rapid than that of Nazi Germany before World War II) and expose how China is engaging in a new Cold War aimed at expanding its commercial and military reach at the expense of the United States. Babbin (a former Air Force JAG) and Timperlake (a former Marine fighter pilot) do more than offer expert analysis. In dramatic Clancy-esque style, they take you into the field with Navy SEALs and Air Force bomber pilots, invite you inside the war councils at the White House and the Pentagon, and peer within Chinas own Politburo in an excitingand all too likelyseries of war scenarios.
In Showdown, Babbin and Timperlake reveal:
* The unholy alliance between Communist China and radical Islamand a possible war over Middle Eastern oil
* How China is infiltrating Latin Americaincluding oil-rich Venezuelato create an anti-American axis
* How a Chinese attack on Taiwan could spark the biggest war in the Pacific since World War II
* The vulnerability of Japan and the United States to Chinese cyber-warfare
* The likelihood of a second Korean War . . . only this time, the madmen in North Korea have nuclear weapons
As Babbin and Timperlake make clear, China is the greatestand most dangerously ignoredthreat to Americas national security. If America does not deter Chinas aggressive ambitions, the result could be global war. Provocative, thrilling, and must-reading, Showdown is a wake-up call for America.
Edward Timperlake is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and holds an MBA from Cornell. He trained as a Marine infantry officer before qualifying as a Marine fighter pilot and has held high national security positions in Congress and the Pentagon. He has published extensively and is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling Year of the Rat and Red Dragon Rising. He has been on numerous radio and television shows as an expert on national security. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.
Good book of how China might want to stir up the United States into a war with it. Draws a lot of conclusions which may not be factual, however it is a very good read and makes one... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Skip Gibson
Unquestionably, China has emerged as an economic power - but without any change in its political leadership's hegemony or repression of political freedoms. Read morePublished on October 8, 2008 by Michael Mandaville
As a Christian and a theologian, I take quite seriously the teachings of Christ regarding the well-being of others. I look and actively work toward a better world, or so I hope. Read morePublished on September 4, 2007 by Dr. John Switzer
Jed Babbin--an editor of the ultra conservative rag The National Review--has done it again. Conservatives of his ilk always need something to hate--it makes them feel strong and... Read morePublished on July 16, 2007 by R. E. Kelly
This book takes an interesting look at the war imperative with China from a military perspective. In my own volume, I focus on the economics underpinnings of that conflict. Read morePublished on June 7, 2007 by Peter Navarro
How this book passes for non-fiction or even a serious piece of lit on China is beyond me. I should have read more reviews and read some content from the book itself before... Read morePublished on May 18, 2007 by Adam
This is a book which tells me the real danger of Communist China.Published on January 28, 2007 by Kiichiro Saito
As always, the New York publishing houses continue to boycott all books criticizing the People's Republic of China regardless of the author's qualifications. Read morePublished on January 27, 2007 by A. Morillo
This book's two authors begin from the premise that China is already an "adversary" (page one). So much for diplomacy. This is reflective of the negative slant the authors take. Read morePublished on December 22, 2006 by lead