Posts Tagged ‘ForeignPolicy’

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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State Dept Project Signals Foreign Policy Shift: Review Could Shift Resources to Civilian Agencies for Foreign Development

Spencer Ackerman. The Washington Independent, 22 October 2009.

The Urgent Need to Demilitarize the National Security State

Melvin A. Goodman, truthout, 20 October 2009.

Afghanistan and Pakistan: The graveyard for U.S. foreign policy planning?

Gordon Adams. Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, 08 October 2009.

Arms for the World: How the U.S. Military Shapes American Foreign Policy

Michael A. Cohen. Dissent, Fall 2009.


… the defining characteristic of U.S. foreign policy and national security policy in the post–cold-war era is the extent to which America’s foreign policy agenda is being crafted and implemented by the military. …Whether it’s waging the war on terror or the war on drugs; nation-building in post-conflict environments; development, democracy promotion, or diplomacy; fighting cyber-criminals or training foreign armies, the global face of the United States today is generally that of a soldier.

Defense Security Cooperation Agency: 2009-2014 Strategic Plan

Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), DoD, 29 September 2009.

A Team Player Who Stands Apart

Glenn Kessler. Washington Post, 19 September 2009.

The Limits Of Force

Chuck Hagel. The Washington Post, 03 September 2009. Posted on the Atlantic Council Website.