Slug: the-core-and-the-gap Date: 2003-03-08 Title: The Core and The Gap layout: post

Thomas P.M. Barnett writes for the Navy War College on the new understanding of the world from the Pentagon's viewpoint. It explains a lot of where our government sees the world going, and what our place in it will be.

Since the end of the cold war, the United States has been trying to come up with an operating theory of the world and a military strategy to accompany it.  Now there's a leading contender.  It involves identifying the problem parts of the world and aggressively shrinking them.

Agree or disagree, this is one to read.