US analyst Thomas Barnett explains why the US unleashed, is unleashing, and will unleash new wars. The article, written in 2003, served as a basis for the book, published under the same title. The explanations, given by Barnett almost ten years ago, are more evident nowdays.
Since the end of the cold war, the United States has been trying to come up with an operating theory of the world--and a military strategy to accompany it. Now there's a leading contender. It involves identifying the problem parts of the world and aggressively shrinking them. Since September 11, 2001, the author, a professor of warfare analysis, has been advising the Office of the Secretary of Defense and giving this briefing continually at the Pentagon and in the intelligence community. Now he gives it to you.
LET ME TELL YOU why military engagement with Saddam Hussein's regime in Baghdad is not only necessary and inevitable, but good.
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The Pentagon's New Map by Tom Barnett