The Mechanics of Empire

Just as it took a few years after World War II for the nature of the Cold War and the strategy of containment to become evident, so too the reality of the Bush doctrine and the practicalities of waging a war on terrorism and promoting democratization and globalization are only now becoming clearer. As active as the United States has been over the past three years, the operating tenets and mechanics of a durable grand strategy have yet to come….