A Handful of Bullets: How the Murder of Archduke Ferdinand Still Menaces the Peace

Colin Powell in “My American Journey” “…he [Harlan Ullman] possesses one of the best and most provocative minds I have ever encountered.” (p 207)

A Handful of Bullets
A Handful of Bullets: How the Murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand Still Menaces the Peace

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Washington, DC -(AmmoLand.com)- Harlan Ullman is proud to announce the release of his latest book, “A Handful of Bullets: How the Murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand Still Menaces the Peace.”

A former naval officer with combat commands in the Vietnam War and later in the Persian Gulf, Harlan Ullman (http://harlanullman.net/ ) chairs The Killowen Group that advises leaders of government and business at the highest levels including presidential candidates here and abroad through a brains based approach to strategic thinking.

“A Handful of Bullets” Excerpt:

  • The Great War or the “War to end all wars” as promised by President Woodrow Wilson was neither great nor ultimately conclusive. Precipitated by the assassination of the Austro- Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife in the streets of Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, World War I demolished the order established by the Concert of Vienna, an order that had maintained the peace in Europe for almost a century. The ensuing carnage laid the foundation for World War II and the Cold War that followed.
  • World War I also left in its catastrophic wake three transformational legacies that remain largely unnoticed today. These legacies have provoked and will continue to provoke massive change to the international order. But containing, mitigating, and preventing these disruptions from exploding into major crises will prove no less difficult a challenge than did restraining the forces that ignited the chaos and violence of the last century.
  • These legacies would make Osama bin Laden into a modern day version of Gavrilo Princip, the Archduke's assassin, and turn September 11, 2001 into an event like that one on June 28, 1914, in many different and frightening ways. Instead of using a Beretta 9mm pistol, bin Laden crashed three airliners into New York's Twin Towers and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., starting a global war on terror.
  • Unfortunately, America's current strategic mindset to deal with the twenty-first century remains firmly anchored in the previous century. That mindset must change if aspirations for peace and prosperity are to be met with decisive and effective actions. Ullman offers provocative and challenging arguments to conventional wisdom-that we fail to understand the challenges and dangers and lack a mindset to cope with these twenty-first-century realities. He argues that while the dangers are not as destructive as a world war, unless they are addressed, at best the standard of living and expectations of Americans will decline, and at worst, the world will become more violent, unpredictable, and chaotic.

Since the 1980's, he has developed a reputation as a strategic thought leader and thinker in the public and private sectors. He is known for the doctrine of shock and awe and sits on advisory boards for the Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander US Forces Europe. Currently a Senior Advisor to the Atlantic Council and Business Executives for National Security, he was a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the National Defense University and professor of military strategy at the National War College.

A student and practitioner of global economies, he writes often on the financial crises in UPI and other media and sits on the boards of both private and public companies in the high technology and financial services sectors. His latest book is A Handful of Bullets–How the Murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand Still Menaces the Peace.

Order you copy of A Handful of Bullets: How the Murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand Still Menaces the Peace on Amazon.

His current speaking topics are:

  • Why American Government is Broken and How to Fix It
  • A Brains Based Approach to Strategic Thinking
  • Handicapping the qualifications of the presidential candidates on both sides
  • Why We Lose Every War We Start and How to Change That
  • How to Repair a Broken Economy—A National Infrastructure Bank and other Big Ideas

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About the Author:

A former naval officer, Harlan Ullman chairs The Killowen Group that provides advisory services to high-level government and business leaders. Since the 1980's, he has developed a reputation as a strategic thought leader and thinker in the public and private sectors. He is known for helping create the doctrine of “shock and awe” and sits on advisory boards for the Department of Defense and the Combatant Commanders. Harlan Ullman serves as a Senior Advisor to the Atlantic Council and is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the National Defense University both in the nation's capital.

For more information, visit: www.HarlanUllman.net.

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