New Glory

Expanding America's Global Supremacy

By Peters, Ralph

Publishers Summary:
Since World War II, Americans have been the world’s true revolutionaries, expanding the frontiers of human liberty by fighting and winning the cold war. But now that we’re fighting the much more complicated war on terror, many observers wonder if our glory days are behind us. Ralph Peters, a controversial strategist and respected expert on military and intelligence issues, argues that the United States is actually poised for even greater success in the twenty-first century—if our leaders make the right decisions about the opportunities and dangers we face today. In New Glory, he offers a strategic tour of the globe’s hot spots and how we should respond to the challenges they pose. Peters criticizes the Bush administration for over-relying on high technology and defense contractors in the Iraq war and for not committing enough troops and being too afraid of casualties to do the job properly. He also offers a sharp analysis of what’s wrong with our intelligence system and why the changes proposed by the 9/11 Commission aren’t enough. He then takes readers far beyond Iraq and the Middle East on a lively tour of other regions—including Latin America, Africa, and deeply troubled Europe—that rarely get serious attention in the media. Drawing on his twenty-five years of experience in more than sixty countries, Peters shatters the dogmas of both left and right in this manifesto for a much more assertive and visionary U.S. foreign policy.

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ISBN
978-1-59523-011-9
Publisher
Sentinel HC


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Reviewed on July 25, 2005

In this lively but rarely incisive geo-political screed, the battle lines are starkly drawn. On one side are Americans, who "are so successful, so powerful, so wealthy-and so humane-that our very existence humiliates the failed and failing around the world," assisted by the other English-speaking peoples and the promising regions of India, Africa and Latin America. Opposing us is the Islamic Middle East, a realm of "malevolence" and "sickness of the soul," the global scourges of terrorism and corruption and, worst of all, France, a.k.a. "that vicious child among nations," "the cancer at the heart of Europe," "a two-bit S...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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