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A wonderful discussion about the American Empire

Here is a wonderful discussion of how American security has mutated into an American Empire.  Seldom are actual threats to America discussed.  Threats to American hegemony are presumed to be threats to America.  Most of the threats described are never analyzed, probably because they would be shown to have the substance of Saddam’s WMD’s. The focus …

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A joust between two schools of American military theory

One aspect of the Afghanistan War is an improvement over the Iraq War:  while in its early states in terms of the build-up (although not by time, since we’re in the 9th year of fighting there) there is debate about the nature and goals of the war.  This shows that America is not totally brain-dead. Here three …

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“Expanding War, Contracting Meaning” by Andrew J. Bacevich

“Expanding War, Contracting Meaning“, Andrew J. Bacevich, posted at Tom Dispatch, 30 October 2008 — “The Next President and the Global War on Terror.”  I strongly recommend reading Bacevich’s latest article, written by one of the finest geopolitical analysts of our time.  This post provides an excerpt, which does not do justice to the whole. Baceich’s opening demonstrates …

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One of the best geopolitical posts of the year, IMO

Fine geopolitical writing is rare, requiring both broad knowledge and insight.  This is one of the best I have seen in many months, discussing a subject of great importance:  “The American Military Crisis“, Andrew Bacevich, TomDispatch, 11 August 2008. Excerpt from the introduction by Tom Engelhardt: All you really need to know is that, at …

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