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Former CIA Director David Petraeus on Russia, China and the new art of war

Britain still has a part to play in global security affairs—so long as it can afford the bill

By Jay Elwes  

David Petraeus pictured in 2017. Photo: DAN HIMBRECHTS/AAP/PA Images

“I tend to think that China is not going to become like the United States,” said David Petraeus, the former US general, as he pondered the relationship between America and its new super-power rival. “Our relationship is likely to become increasingly rivalrous.”

Petraeus, who led Coalition forces in Afghanistan, commanded the surge in Iraq and served as Director of the CIA, spoke exclusively to Prospect ahead of the publication of a new edition of Sun Tzu’s The Art of…

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