National Insecurity

National Insecurity

American Leadership in An Age of Fear

Book - 2014
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"During the past decade America has crossed the fine line that separates national security from national insecurity. Major misadventures like the invasion of Iraq, the embrace of torture, the expansion of domestic surveillance programs, the failure to intervene earlier in Syria, the constant shifting of "red lines" in that country or Iran, the bumbling and lack of follow-through in Libya, and the failure to stand up to abuses by "allies" in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq or by rivals like Russia or Iran, have exposed how fear has warped Americans' perspectives, causing both overreaction and inaction. For over a decade, the United States has rationalized bad policies into prudent ones on an ongoing basis. David Rothkopf asks not only how we ended up where we are, but the bigger questions about where we should be, and how U.S. leadership can be restored. Why does the U.S. defense and policy making apparatus remain largely as it was structured 70 years ago at the end of the Second World War? Why are we unable to evolve, to set aside outdated models, to better manage our resources, to find new ways to lead and to protect ourselves? And who are the key visionaries and actors who can help the US bring the age of insecurity to a close?"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York : PublicAffairs, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781610393409
Characteristics: vii, 482 pages ; 24 cm


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Nov 17, 2016

Rothkopf, formerly of the Blackstone Group and Kissinger and Associates, has to ask others?
He still hasn't figured out that it is all about INFLATING FINANCIAL ASSETS?
Was he working out of a cave at those placed? Cave barbarian telecommuting or something?
Garbage on paper, is still garbage!
And Rothkopf now at Foreign Policy, owned by Graham Holdings [Katharine Graham,former publisher of the Washington Post, which was given her and her husband, Allen Dulles' old buddy, Phil Graham {now deceased} by her father, Eugene Meyer, former Federal Reserve chairman and financier, and also the number one investor in Zapata Oil, founded by // former CIA \\ guy, Thomas Devine, and [future CIA director and president] George H.W. Bush].
[During my lifetime I've always found it hilarious the way Katharine Graham has been accorded all this respect and special treatment, when all she ever did was reply to her daddy: // Yes, Daddy, I'll take the Washington Post if you want me to!//


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