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WashPost: Reduced Dominance Is Predicted for U.S.

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posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 05:16 PM
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An intelligence forecast being prepared for the next president on future global risks envisions a steady decline in U.S. dominance in the coming decades, as the world is reshaped by globalization, battered by climate change, and destabilized by regional upheavals over shortages of food, water and energy.

The report, previewed in a speech by Thomas Fingar, the U.S. intelligence community's top analyst, also concludes that the one key area of continued U.S. superiority -- military power -- will "be the least significant" asset in the increasingly competitive world of the future, because "nobody is going to attack us with massive conventional force."

Fingar's remarks last week were based on a partially completed "Global Trends 2025" report that assesses how international events could affect the United States in the next 15 to 17 years. Speaking at a conference of intelligence professionals in Orlando, Fingar gave an overview of key findings that he said will be presented to the next occupant of the White House early in the new year.

"The U.S. will remain the preeminent power, but that American dominance will be much diminished," Fingar said, according to a transcript of the Thursday speech. He saw U.S. leadership eroding "at an accelerating pace" in "political, economic and arguably, cultural arenas."




posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 07:38 PM
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I think America will always be the dominant world power but that means absolutely nothing! Its America's standing as a caring, honest ally and supporter of freedom which has been irrepairably damaged by a succession of war mongering presidents who's only interest seems to be in making war with countries who have neither the weapons or the manpower to fight back.
America is now seen as a bully, a provacateur and liar by the rest of the world and thats a shame. No country in history, besides maybe the UK, has done more to protect freedom and all that is forgotten because of the disgraceful actions of George W Bush and his cronies.



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