economic war

Why does the US government seek a hotter conflict with China?

Summary:   The long-simmering trade conflicts with China have taken a turn for the worse. Romney’s foreign policy team contains some extreme hawks eager for some form of war with China.  DoD, desperate for threats to justify its existence, has fired a propaganda barrage at us about the cyber-threat with China. And some national security agencies, …

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What lies ahead for the US economy? the global economy?

Summary:   As described in the first post of this series, Hidden truths about the state of the US economy, we can no longer make reliable forecasts for the US economy.  We’ve sailed off the map, as the post-WWII era has ended.  But we can describe likely scenarios.  This describes a grim one. The next chapter is Some …

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Words to fear in the 21st century: Lǎo hǔ, lǎo hǔ, Lǎo hǔ

Summary:  Tactical surprise was often devastating in the 20th century.  We should fear it today, but in the 21st century it might take different forms.  Ninth in a series discussing America’s grand strategy in the 21st century.  At the end are links for more information. The radio call Tora, Tora, Tora — in English Tiger, …

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Economic Warfare

There is an excellent discussion of this important and timely topic at the Small Wars Council.  I strongly recommend dropping in!  Here are a few comments. (1)  4GW war is a just a conceptual tool, but a useful one Debates like these show its power, generating new perspectives.  Look at the comments posted at SWC.  Note …

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