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Pyrrhus on the Potomac: How America's post-9/11 wars have undermined US national security.

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Pyrrhus on the Potomac: How America's post-9/11 wars have undermined US national security.Carl Conetta. 05 September 2006. America's unique position of power in the post-Cold War era has often inspired comparisons to that of Rome during the rule of Augustus. But the security policy adopted by the United States, especially since the 9/11 attacks, calls to mind a different ancient place and personage: Pyrrhus (318 - 272 B.C.E.), king of Epirus, a Hellenistic realm...

By Project On Defence Alternatives , USA.

Defence Policy Resource.


"Die Europäische Union: Stolpersteine auf dem Weg zur Integration

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"Die Europäische Union: Stolpersteine auf dem Weg zur Integration (The European Union: Stumbling Blocks on the Road to Integration)". by Lutz Unterseher, Guest Publication, Studiengruppe Alternative Sicherheitspolitik, Berlin, Germany. In German with English abstract (printable fulltext .pdf document). The EU is entering a sustained period of conflict-prone development with grossly different paths of adjustment and modernization stimulating constant fighting for a redistribution of notoriously scarce central resources.

 

By Project On Defence Alternatives , USA.

Business Policy Resource.


The Pentagon's disconnect between planned forces and missions.

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The Pentagon's disconnect between planned forces and missions., The original purpose of the Quadrennial Defense Review was to show how America's military strategy, its armed forces, and its defense budget matched up. Based on this standard, the 2006 QDR is long on assertion and short on quantification. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld assures us that all the variables are aligned, but he gives us little reason to believe By Carl Conetta.

 

By Project on Defense Alternatives (CAP),USA.

Defense Policy Resource.