posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 08:50 PM
I found Thomas PM Barnett's book 'the pentagon's new map' to be a sensational read. Not much conspiracy, but having been written by one of the
most influential strategists in the upper echelons of the pentagon it is nonetheless an undeniable source for comprehending future war planning.
Being only 19, i am often chastised for my cynicism toward the republic and the elitists who control it. In this book Barnett cuts no corners when
giving the 'brief' concerning our national defense, or offense rather, agenda in the security environment of the 21st century. Though i will never
be able to accept what ostensibly occurred on that frightful day in September, i am always eager to set aside my revulsions of the present day status
quo for an enlightening peice of understanding. Barnett is a brilliant man and offers a succinct, pragmatic approach to understanding the war of
attrition we have found ourselves in.