Thomas Barnett

Let's rethink America's military strategy

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Filmed Jan 2005 at TED2005
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In this bracingly honest talk, international security strategist Thomas Barnett outlines a post-Cold War solution for the foundering U.S. military that is both sensible and breathtaking in its simplicity: Break it in two.

Thomas Barnett
/ Military strategist

Strategic planner Thomas Barnett has advised US leaders on national security since the end of the Cold War. His bold ideas about the future of warfare and the military are spelled out in his best-selling book The Pentagon's New Map.  Full bio.

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