Archive for the ‘Grand’ Category

Welcome to 2025: American Preeminence Is Disappearing Fifteen Years Early

Michael T. Klare. Tom Dispatch, 26 October 2009.


How much longer will Washington feel that Americans can afford to subsidize a global role that includes garrisoning much of the planet and fighting distant wars in the name of global security, when the American economy is losing so much ground to its competitors? This is the dilemma President Obama and his advisers must confront in the altered world of 2025.

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Private Military Contractors and U.S. Grand Strategy

David Isenberg. PRIO, 15 October 2009. Private Military Contractors PRIO Report-2009.pdf

Al-Qaeda’s guerrilla chief lays out strategy

Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 15 October 2009.

Illusions of Victory

Douglas MacGregor. Defense News, 28 September 2009.

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.”

Lewis Carroll. (English Logician, Mathematician, Photographer and Novelist, especially remembered for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. 1832-1898)

Containment Succeeded, Pre-emption Failed — Time For A New National Strategy?

an expert online panel, National Journal National Security Expert Blog, 10 August 2009.

Intervention Today Means a Less Secure Tomorrow

William Pfaff. Tribune Media Services, 05 August 2009.


…the more wars you undertake abroad, the more places you intervene, and the more bases you build around the world, the less secure you are.

Council on Foreign Relations Address by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton. Washington, DC: Council on Foreign Relations, 15 July 2009. Audio and video available.