The Pentagon's New Map - Thomas Barnett

In a speech outlining the topics in his book "The Pentagon's New Map," Thomas Barnett discusses how disconnectedness from the global economy leads to violence and how the American military is unprepared to accomplish its new mission in the world.

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Professor Thomas P.M. Barnett is a Senior Strategic Researcher in the Warfare Analysis & Research Department, Center for Naval Warfare Studies, U.S. Naval War College. Currently, Thomas is on temporary assignment as the Assistant for Strategic Futures, Office of Force Transformation (OFT), Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he is working with OFT Director Vice Admiral Arthur K. Cebrowski (USN, ret.) on a cluster of strategic concepts that link change in the international security environment to the imperative of transforming U.S. military capabilities to meet future threats.

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