Tuesday, January 25, 2005

C-SPAN Special: Thomas P.M. Barnett, Author, "The Pentagon's New Map"

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Barnett's famous 90 minute presentation on American global foreign strategy, fusing economic and military policies best suited for our changing world. Really good stuff!
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Q&A on C-SPAN
PLAYC-SPAN Special: Thomas P.M. Barnett, Author, 'The Pentagon's New Map'
C-SPAN is hosting a special program with Thomas P.M. Barnett, author of the book 'The Pentagon's New Map.' This work is a study of how globalization affects U.S. national security. It outlines a strategy for the way the U.S. and its military should operate in the post-September 11th world. The book is inspired by a briefing that Mr. Barnett has delivered hundreds of times in the past few years to government officials, military officers, business leaders and opinion makers. This show will air a tape of Barnett giving that briefing, and from 9:30-10:30pm ET he will take viewer phone calls. Thomas P.M. Barnett is a Senior Strategic Researcher at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, and a former strategist in the Pentagon's Office of Force Transformation.
12/20/2004: WASHINGTON, DC: 2 hr. 30 min. "

Barnett's famous 90 minute presentation on American global foreign strategy, fusing economic and military policies best suited for our changing world. Really good stuff! It really is nice of C-SPAN to put the entire presentation on their website in streaming video! Followed by a telephone question call in segment with C-SPAN listeners and Mr. Barnett. Mr. Barnett argues that the basic danger signal we need to look for around the globe is countries that are low on connectedness to other economies and societies, for they will spawn financial panic, pandemics, drugs and terrorism. He calls these places the "non-integrating gap", as opposed to the "functioning core", countries that are mainly democratic, free-market, and tied together in a global network of information and money. He teaches how we in the core need to repond to gap countries, chiefly in a military sense. He is an interventionist, and is optimistic about our miliary power in the U.S., but skeptical of our nation building power as the military is now organized, and proposes a realignment of military strategy to plan for winning the peace(occupation and nation building) as much as we plan to win the war(initial conquest). Mr. Barnett is at the Naval college, and has brought his presentation to many generals, polititians, and executives.

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