Deviant Globalization, National Security Strategies, and Capability Development

Posted on June 1, 2011


A survey of national security and theater security strategies and military operations will reveal that deviant globalization has been the center of our national security challenges yet our capability development has been focused on traditional warfare.

Policy Documents:
Quadrennial Defense Reviews
National Security Strategies Clinton-Obama
Theater Security Strategies of the Combatant Commands

Historical Review:
U.S. Miltiary Operations since 1989

My thesis contradicts the idea that a new peaceful international order after the end of the Cold War have been dashed by sobering realities: Great powers are once again competing for honor and influence. The world remains “unipolar,” but international competition among the United States, Russia, China, Europe, Japan, India, and Iran raise new threats of regional conflict, and a new contest between western liberalism and the great eastern autocracies of Russia and China has reinjected ideology into geopolitics.